March 12, 2012

Happiness superstar

Happiness superstar Tal Ben-Shahar imparted his positive-psychology message to a capacity crowd on the Homewood campus last week. More than 1,100 people packed into Shriver Hall to hear the best-selling author and psychologist offer tips and wisdom on how to stay happy and positive, and to pick up autographed copies of his books. His visit to Johns Hopkins kicked off a campuswide happiness effort that centers on the introduction next fall of two new positive-psychology courses inspired by and modeled after Ben-Shahar’s popular class at Harvard.

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