There are 3 presentations throughout the day as part of this event (see description below)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2020, 9 AM - 9 PM

Location: Yellowjacket Union Great Room AB

for two presentations during the day:

What Good is Gratitude? Lessons Learned From the Science of Gratefulness (student/faculty talk)

Gratefulness is the affirming the good and with recognizing the sources of this good. This way of being in the world encircles much of what we do and who we are. The power of gratitude derives from a need that is deeply entrenched in the human condition—the need to give thanks. Two decades of research has verified that gratitude generates a positive ripple effect through every area of our lives, potentially satisfying some of our deepest yearnings—our desire for happiness, our pursuit of better relationships, our ability to make meaning out of suffering, and our ceaseless quest for inner peace, health, wholeness, and contentment.

For the evening presentation:

Gratitude Works! How Gratitude Heals, Energizes, and Transforms Lives (public talk)

Gratitude is the ultimate performance enhancing substance. Health, wholeness, wellness and fullness result from a grateful heart and a grateful mind. Practical tools for building gratitude reveal that life is a continual invitation to gratefulness that can be created every day and in nearly every way. Yet living gratefully can be effortful at times. The obstacles are many. We will explore how we can cultivate gratefulness by structuring our lives, our minds, and our words in such a way as to facilitate a deeper awareness of gratitude-inducing experiences and living in a vital awareness of the good that has been done for us, day in and day out.

Bio of presenter:

Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis where he has taught since 1988. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of over 200 original publications in peer-reviewed journals or chapters and has written or edited eight books, including The Psychology of Ultimate Concerns (Guilford Press), The Psychology of Gratitude (Oxford University Press), Thanks! How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier (Houghton-Mifflin), Gratitude Works! A Twenty-One Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity (Jossey-Bass) and The Little Book of Gratitude (Hachette). A leader in the positive psychology movement, Dr. Emmons is Founding Editor and Editor-In-Chief of The Journal of Positive Psychology. His research focuses on the psychology of gratitude and joy as they relate to human flourishing and well-being. A frequent speaker at professional conferences and public events, Dr. Emmons has guest lectured at Yale, Oxford, Cornell, and the University of Michigan. He has received research funding by the National Institute of Mental Health, the John M. Templeton Foundation, and the National Institute for Disability Research and Rehabilitation. His ground-breaking work on gratitude has been featured in dozens of popular media outlets including the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, Time, NPR, PBS, Consumer Reports, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Today Show. He lives with his wife of 24 years, Yvonne, and their two sons and two dogs in Davis, California.


Yellowjacket Union Great Room AB Belknap and Catling Ave., Superior, WI 54880 2020-10-27T09:00:00 2020-10-27T21:00:00 EventScheduled 200

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