What Makes Us Happy? Surprising New Insights in Human Nature
July 16, 2013
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Do our personalities constrain our capacity for well-being? Is it unfair to expect neurotic individuals to be happy, or introverts to flourish? Are our characters "set like plaster" by the age ofthirty? Such questions are consequential for how we craft our lives and how we relate to others.
Professor Brian Little is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Cambridge University. He is one of the pioneers in personality and motivational psychology and has received numerous awards for his teaching and research. For three consecutive years he was voted a Favorite Professor at Harvard University where his students described him as a cross between Robin Williams and Albert Einstein.