Psych Week Talk on ‘happiness and health’ is at Brown County Library, March 2

Prof. Carol Ryff

Prof. Carol Ryff

On Monday, March 2, 2020, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Brown County Central Library Auditorium, there will be a Psych Week Talk titled, “What is Happiness and How Does It Relate to Health?: A Look at New Science” presented by UW-Madison Prof. Carol Ryff. Prof. Ryff’s presentation will be about happiness, which has been considered key to the human experience since the ancient Greeks. Exciting new science shows that purposeful life engagement is an important influence on longevity and predicts reduced risk for various diseases. Prof. Ryff will share how all of this works in the brain and the body, as well as highlight ongoing efforts to promote well-being via a community intervention program called Lighten Up!

This presentation is sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Psychology program as part of their Psych Week 2020 from March 2 through March 6. UW-Green Bay’s signature annual Psych Week features in-person and online events designed to inform community and university audiences about mental health issues facing our community. The week includes thought-provoking opportunities available to UW-Green Bay psychology students, as well as opportunities for engaging the larger Green Bay community in mental health literacy.

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