Quotidian Pasts Tour
6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th St.
The course, taught by Positive Psychology’s James Pawelski, not only gives students an intellectual understanding of the subject but asks them to practice what they’re learning.
Offered through the Online Learning Initiative and the College of Liberal and Professional Studies, the course teaches participants resilience, gratitude, authenticity, and more.
Faculty and grad students in the new Social and Behavioral Sciences Initiative have access to two state-of-the-art labs, grants, and a collaborative environment aimed at creating a vibrant research community.
The language people use in these social media posts can make these predictions as accurately as the tools clinicians use in medical settings to screen for the disease.
Wharton Professor Katherine Milkman teases out the “fresh start effect” of temporal landmarks like the first day of spring, New Year’s Day, and other meaningful calendar dates.
A panel of undergraduate and graduate students address stresses of college life, and what resources are available to help bolster their health and wellness.
Penn researchers found that Philadelphia and its surrounding areas were among the least trusting and least agreeable people in the nation. The overall mood, however, seems to have shifted in the wake of the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory. Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences said that it is “conceivable that victory in one sport would energize victory in another sport.”
FULL STORY →
Adam Grant of the Wharton School has said it’s healthy for parents to have disagreements in front of their children. Grant, who specializes in disrupting conventional wisdom, explained that presenting kids with multiple viewpoints can help them evolve into more creative adults.
FULL STORY →