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Wednesday
October 28, 2009
7:00-8:30 PM

Schlafly Bottleworks, Maplewood, MO

MirthBusters: Facts and Fiction of Happiness

William R. Stuckenberg Professor of Human Values and Chair
Department of Psychology

Moderated by: Cynthia Wichelman, M.D.


Randy Larsen has published widely on the topic of happiness and subjective well being. He will debunk for us some of the myths about happiness — e.g., that money leads to happiness and that happy people are happy all the time — as well as explore what recent psychological research has revealed about happiness. He will share insights from his recent book The Science of Subjective Well-Being, which explores happiness from historical, philosophical, cultural and scientific perspectives.

Science On Tap is a place where, for the price of a beverage, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place outside a traditional academic context, in the Crown Room at Schlafly Bottleworks.


Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month during the academic year, usually from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. The standard format is as follows: 20 minutes of presentation, followed by a 7 minute break for attendees to introduce themselves to each other at the table, and then an hour of discussion. Seating is limited to the first 100 people.  No reservations accepted.

Crown Room at the Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave.
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241-2337

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For more information: e-mail scienceontap@wustl.edu
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