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Happinomics available on NPR

The ASI’s public lecture, Happinomics, held on May 10, 2012, is now available from National Public Radio.

The roundtable discussion on the science and economics of finding happiness, featured Robert Frank, Daniel Gilbert, and Michael Norton, and was hosted by NPR’s Robin Young.

Listen to the event at NPR.

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Happinomics in the News

Read about the Institute’s recent Happinomics public lecture and discussion in the News.

Who doesn’t think they’d be hap­pier if they had more money to spend on them­selves or donate to others? That was the ques­tion Boston public radio host Robin Young posed to an audi­ence of about 200 com­mu­nity mem­bers at the Museum of Sci­ence last Thursday…

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ASI Outreach activities highlighted by Association for Psychological Science

The Institute’s recent Public Outreach activity has been written up in the APS Daily Observations.

“Oh, I’m so glad that we found you!” one mother exclaimed as she and her young daughter approached the Affective Science Institute’s booth at last weekend’s U.S. Science and Engineering Festival on the National Mall…

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May 10, 2012

7-9 pm
D’Arbeloff Suite, Museum of Science, Boston

Happinomics: The Science and Economics of Finding Happiness
A roundtable discussion with Robert Frank, Daniel Gilbert, and Michael Norton hosted by NPR’s Robin Young

As part of its educational outreach program, the Northeastern University Affective Science Institute sponsored an event open to the greater Boston community that explored the science of happiness. We brought together leading experts in psychology, economics, and business to take part in a roundtable discussion hosted by RobinYoung, the host of WBUR’s Here and Now. The discussion centered on questions of whether money can buy happiness, how and why the mind often mispredicts what will lead to happiness, how individuals can structure their lives to increase their sense of wellbeing, etc. The discussion was an opportunity to present and discuss cutting-edge social science research with leading scholars in the field.

The panelists were:

Robert Frank, NYT Economics Scene columnist, Professor of Economics at Cornell University, and author of The Darwin Economy

Daniel Gilbert, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and author of the bestseller Stumbling on Happiness

Michael Norton, Associate Professor of Marketing at Harvard Business School

Download the Happinomics_Flyer.

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