The Good Life: Lessons from the World’s Longest Scientific Study of Happiness - Robert Waldinger, MD and Arthur Brooks, Ph.D.
What makes for a happy life, a fulfilling life? A good life? According to Robert Waldinger, MD, and Marc Schultz, Ph.D., the directors of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, the longest longitudinal biopsychosocial study of human development ever conducted, the answer is simple: relationships. The stronger our relationships, the more likely we are to live happy, satisfying, and overall healthier lives. In fact, the Study, which began in 1938, and is still going strong, reveals that the strength of our connections with others can predict the health of both our bodies and our brains as we go through life.
Waldinger is the co-author (with Schultz) of the new book "The Good Life." He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, director of the Center for Psychodynamic Therapy and Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, and cofounder of the Lifespan Research Foundation. His 2016 TEDxBeaconStreet Talk, “What Makes a Good Life,” has more than 42 million views, placing it in the top-ten of all TED talks.
Waldinger will be in conversation with Arthur Brooks, Ph.D. (FAN ’22), host of the popular Atlantic podcast "How to Build a Happy Life" and column “How to Build a Life.” Prof. Brooks is the bestselling author of, most recently, From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life. He is the Bloomberg Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School.
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