Colloquium - “Well-Being Science: 4 Decades of Progress and New Frontiers”

Shigehiro Oishi, Ph.D. Department of Psychology The University of Chicago

Abstract: Psychologists began to examine well-being in earnest in the 1980s. Over the last 4 decades, many debates on measurement, heritability, and the role of current moods have been resolved. This talk will explore the new frontiers of well-being research ranging from the spatial clustering of happiness to the computational model of well-being to the new concept of a psychologically rich life.