The greatest challenge is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Fred Luskin, "The Science of Happiness"
Published on Nov 13, 2012
Fred Luskin, PhD '99, is director of the Stanford Forgiveness Projects and a senior consultant in wellness and health promotion services at Vaden Health Center.
Dr. Luskin teaches a variety of classes on happiness at Stanford. He's part of a movement that looked at psychology in the mid-1990's and saw science based on what's wrong with people: misery, anger, frustration, and depression. His focus is not on what's gone wrong, but instead on what makes people happy and why. He describes the neurobiology behind mood states and offers strategies for finding the good, becoming more peaceful, improving relationships and appreciating yourself.
This Classes Without Quizzes lecture was filmed on location at Stanford Reunion Homecoming 2012 by the Stanford Alumni Association.