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The Science of Happiness

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 @ 7:30 PM-9:00 PM


Saint Louis Zoo Anheuser-Busch Theater
The Living World, 1 Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110
(Zoo North Entrance and North Parking Lot ONLY– Click Venue Below for Directions)

Free and OPEN to ALL.  Junior Academy members and middle and high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Reservations not required. Parking is free in the Zoo North Lot.

Featured Speaker: Timothy J. Bono, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, and Lecturer, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis.

What makes people happy and how can we increase happiness in our lives?  Our society sends us many messages about what should make us happy (which many people buy into—literally).  What does the research suggest about the validity of these messages?  It turns out there may be an even simpler path to living the good life.  Psychologist and lecturer, Dr. Timothy Bono discusses the scientific study of happiness and strategies for life satisfaction based on research in Positive Psychology.

Timothy J. Bono, PhD, is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Washington University.  Tim’s research and ideas on the science of happiness have been featured in a number of media outlets including Fast Company, St. Louis Public Radio, and CNN.  He is the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence at Washington University and the Outstanding Research Award from the Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015
7:30 PM-9:00 PM
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Saint Louis Zoo
1 Government Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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