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Corey Keyes Public Lecture -- Questioning the Good Life

January 17, 2013

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons

Susan Piribek

Corey Keyes, professor of sociology at Emory University, is the fourth speaker in Washington and Lee University’s year-long “Questioning the Good Life” interdisciplinary seminar.

The title of Keyes’ talk is "To Happiness and Beyond: Flourishing in Life and Real Healthcare Reform."

His talk is free and open to the public.

Keyes is a leader in the field of positive psychology. His influential empirical work has focused on the measurement of positive mental health as a complement to the well-elaborated measures of mental illness that exist in the field of psychology. Optimal mental health is conceptualized as flourishing, characterized by fulfillment, purpose, meaning and happiness.

Keyes’ work has far-reaching policy implications. In 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services invited him to participate in the first “health-related quality of life and well-being” working group to create health objectives for the U.S. Healthy People 2020 program.

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