Tim Bono is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences where over the last decade, thousands of WashU students have taken his courses on the Psychology of Young Adulthood and the Science of Happiness. He summarizes the research from those courses, along with how his students have put that information into practice in their own lives, in his recent book entitled, Happiness 101: Simple Secrets to Smart Living & Well-Being. His research and ideas also have been featured in a number of national media outlets including CNN, NBC News, and the Associated Press. Tim received his BA, MA, and PhD in Psychology from Washington University.
The last year and half have posed challenges and adversity unlike anything we have ever seen. As trying as the pandemic has been, there are opportunities to extract meaning in ways that allow us to emerge even stronger. This presentation will draw on research from the behavioral sciences that offer implications for coping hardship in ways that promote psychological health and well-being.