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Amherst College Professor Considers the Science of Happiness

Essex Junction ~ Amherst College professor Catherine Sanderson will discuss what science has to say about happiness in a talk at Brownell Library in Essex Junction on January 8 at 7:00 pm. Her talk,The Science of Happiness,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

Sanderson will describe cutting-edge research from the field of positive psychology on the factors that do (and do not) predict happiness, and share practical ways to increase one’s own psychological well-being.

Catherine A. Sanderson is the Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Psychology) at Amherst College. Professor Sanderson speaks regularly for public and corporate audiences on the science of happiness, the power of emotional intelligence, the mind-body connection, and the psychology of good and evil. In 2012, she was named one of the country’s top 300 professors by the Princeton Review. Her latest book, The Positive Shift, examines how mindset influences happiness, health, and even how long we live.

About First Wednesdays

The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks in Essex Junction are held at Brownell Library unless otherwise noted. The program is free, accessible to people with disabilities and open to the public. See the full schedule of Essex Junction First Wednesdays talks.

The statewide underwriter for the First Wednesdays 2019-2020 series is the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.

“The Science of Happiness” is presented in partnership with Middlebury College and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Brownell Library is sponsored by Brownell Library Foundation, Inc.; Brownell Library Trustees; The Essex Agency, Inc.; Home Care Assistance of Greater Burlington; Kolvoord, Overton & Wilson P.C.; Northfield Savings Bank; RETN

For more information, contact Brownell Library at 802.878.6955 or contact the Vermont Humanities Council at 802.262.2626 or , or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.

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Vermont Humanities seeks to engage all Vermonters in the world of ideas, foster a culture of thoughtfulness, and inspire a lifelong love of reading and learning.