Husband-and-wife team Suzie Pileggi Pawelski and James Pawelski, Ph.D. join us to talk about their work in the field of positive psychology. We’ll hear about their research, writing, and workshops, and ask about strategies for cultivating well-being in our own lives. James and Suzie are parents and GHF members, so they have an inside perspective on the joys and challenges of navigating a non-traditional educational path. We’ll discover their top pieces of advice for nurturing family relationships and finding happiness in unexpected places.
Suzie Pileggi Pawelski and James Pawelski, Ph.D
“SUZANN (“Suzie”) Pileggi Pawelski has a Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a freelance writer and well-being consultant specializing in the science of happiness and its effects on health and relationships. Her 2010 Scientific American Mind cover story, “”The Happy Couple,”” was the catalyst for their book, Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts. Suzie blogs for Psychology Today and writes the “”Science of Well-being”” column for Live Happy, where she is also a contributing editor. She gives “Romance and Research” (TM) workshops around the world with her husband James. Previously, she directed award-winning media relations campaigns for Fortune 500 clients, worked in publicity at Radio City Music Hall, and was an associate producer for The Joan Rivers Show.
JAMES Pawelski, Ph.D., is Professor of Practice and Director of Education in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania where he co-founded the world’s first Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program with Martin Seligman. The Founding Executive Director of IPPA, he is currently leading a three-year, multi-million-dollar grant investigating connections between the science of well-being and the arts and humanities. An international keynote speaker, he has presented in more than 20 countries on 6 continents, including “”Romance and Research” (TM) workshops with his wife Suzie. He is frequently featured in the media, including the New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Today Show. Learn more at www.buildhappytogether.com.”
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