Barbara Fredrickson presents, "Prioritizing Positive Emotions to Meet Our Toughest Challenges"

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Thursday, May 17, 2018 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

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Barbara Fredrickson presents, "Prioritizing Positive Emotions to Meet Our Toughest Challenges"

Some of our toughest challenges involve sticking to the healthy goals we set for ourselves. For instance, among those who act on their goals to become physically fit, 60-90% revert back to sedentary behavior within 6-12 months. In this presentation, Dr. Barbara Fredrickson describes her latest theory and evidence on how we might deploy the science of positive emotions in the service of long-term behavioral maintenance. Specifically, she will outline her Upward Spiral Theory of Lifestyle Change and present evidence, from laboratory and field studies, that test it. These discoveries point to practical ways in which we can prioritize positive emotional experiences to help ourselves to meet our toughest health goals.

About Barbara Fredrickson

Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D. is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab (PEP Lab) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Among the most highly cited scholars in psychology, in 2017 she was honored with the Tang Prize for Achievements in Psychology, awarded to recognize exceptional career contributions to the well-being of humanity.