Session 4: What Does It Take to Lead a Happy and Fulfilling Life?
Lecturer: Prof. Raj Raghunathan
Date: March 29, 2017
In this webinar, Prof. Raj Raghunathan, professor of marketing at the McCombs School of Business, UT Austin, and author of the book, If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Happy?, will shed light on what the science of happiness has revealed about the true vs. the fake determinants of happiness and fulfillment. He will conclude with three things everyone can do right away to increase happiness in their lives.
Prof. Raj Raghunathan
Prof. Raghunathan is Professor of Marketing at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. He is interested in exploring the impact that people's judgments and decisions have on their happiness and fulfillment. Raj's work has been published in top journals, including The Journal of Marketing, The Journal of Consumer Research, The Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Information Systems Research, and The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. His work has also been cited in several mass media outlets, including The Atlantic, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Inc, Fast Company, and The Los Angeles Times.
Raj writes about his views on happiness, creativity, and leadership on his popular "Psychology Today" blog (with over one million page views), Sapient Nature. His six-week long "Coursera" course on happiness (titled A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment) currently has over 150,000 registered students from 196 countries and was recently voted the Top MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) of 2015 and one of the Top 50 MOOCs of all time. Raj's book (titled If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Happy?) was released in the spring of 2016 in the US, UK, and India and is slated to be released in 10 other languages in 2017.