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Toronto, ON: Thriving instead of Surviving: The importance of positive emotions for health and well-being

Join fellow U of T alumni and friends for a talk about the relationship between positive emotions and health.

  • Refreshments & Presentation
  • Q & A to follow

**Please note that this event is SOLD OUT. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please email regional.programs@alumni.utoronto.ca

U of T alumni and friends are invited to a thought-provoking talk on

Thriving instead of surviving: The importance of positive emotions for health and well-being by

Dr. Jennifer Stellar
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Toronto Mississauga

Positive emotions are the cornerstone of happiness and health. However, only recently have scientists begun to document their benefits. This presentation will focus on three key emotions: gratitude, compassion, and awe. These emotions are the social glue that binds us to others, helping us thrive and flourish.Prof. Stellar’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, and New York Magazine.

Light Refreshments will be served. 

Dr. Jennifer Stellar is a psychology professor at the University of Toronto. Her work examines on the importance of a type of a new class of positive emotions called prosocial emotions (compassion, awe, gratitude) for health and well-being. Dr. Stellar's work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street, Time, New York Magazine, as well as the annual TEDMED conference.


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