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The Science And Practice Of Happiness Across The Lifespan

The UCSD Stein Institute presents "The Frank Benedikt Roehr Memorial Lecture - The Science and Practice of Happiness Across the Lifespan," by guest speaker Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D.

What makes people happy? Is happiness a good thing? How can we make people happier still? Learn more from noted expert, Sonja Lyubomirsky (A.B., Harvard University, summa cum laude; Ph.D., Stanford University), Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside.

Lyubomirsky’s two books from Penguin Press, "The How of Happiness" (2008) and "The Myths of Happiness" (2013), have been published in more than 30 countries. Her research – on how people can become happier — has been honored with a Science of Generosity grant, a John Templeton Foundation grant, a Templeton Positive Psychology Prize, and a million-dollar grant from NIMH (with Sheldon).

Her work has been written up in hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles, and she has appeared in multiple TV shows, radio shows, and feature documentaries in North America, South America, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. She lives in Santa Monica, CA, with her family.

The UCSD Stein Institute is proud to announce that our February lecture is dedicated to Frank Benedikt Roehr. This endowed lecture series was the inspiration of Suzanne Angelucci as a memorial to her father and is intended to support public education by funding lectures that focus on topics related to aging.

To learn more about the Stein Institute visit, and to learn more about Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky visit

*Light refreshments will served at 5:00 p.m.

Location: Lower Auditorium, Medical Education and Telemedicine (MET) Building, UC San Diego

Directions to the MET Building from I-5 North or South:
• Exit La Jolla Village Drive and drive west on La Jolla Village Drive.
• Turn right onto Villa La Jolla Drive.
• Go straight into Gilman Parking Structure (you can also park in any other parking lot).
• From Gilman Parking Structure, cross the street toward the Stein Clinical Research Building.
• Cross the lawn to the Medical Education and Telemedicine Building

Free Parking: In order to receive a free parking permit by mail, e-mail no later than the last Friday before the lecture. After that, you will need to purchase a permit from a Gilman Parking Structure kiosk or park at a metered space. Note: If you have a disabled person placard, you do not need a permit and are allowed to park in any handicap or metered space.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Image of the book cover "Thy Myths of Happiness," by Sonj...

Above: Image of the book cover "Thy Myths of Happiness," by Sonja Lyubomirsky. Courtesy of Penguin Press.


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