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Carolina Science Cafe: The Science of Connection & Living Well During Pandemic Times

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Carolina Science Cafe: The Science of Connection & Living Well During Pandemic Times

May 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Insights from the UNC Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory

How do positive emotions accumulate and compound to transform people’s lives for the better? What do experts think about the impacts of physical distancing on our well-being and the new normal? Join us online this Wednesday, May 6 at 6pm as Dr. Barbara Fredrickson and members of her lab discuss research into how positive emotions affect people’s thinking patterns, social behavior, health, and physiological reactions. 

About Dr. Frederickson: Dr. Barbara Fredrickson is a leading scholar within social psychology, affective science (the study of emotion), and positive psychology. She has received more than 16 consecutive years of research funding from the National Institutes of Health, and her research and teaching have been recognized with numerous honors. Her online course on Positive Psychology has been attended by over 200,000 people.

Learn more about Dr. Fredrickson’s lab here: http://peplab.web.unc.edu/

Check out a short video about her research here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWnqREJFrYk&feature=youtu.be