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Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 12:30pm to 1:30pmVirtual Event
The Advisory Board of Cornell’s Prison Education Program invites you to join us for a CPEP Fellows presentation:
A Conversation with Professor Anthony Ong moderated by Professor Anthony Burrow
What Good Are Positive Emotions? Investigating the Seeds of Human Flourishing and Resilience
Traditional approaches to the study of emotions have tended to focus on negative emotions, such as fear, anger, and sadness. This is understandable given the press to alleviate human suffering and the negative health consequences stemming from prolonged and excessive negative emotions. But what if positive emotions could help solve some the problems caused by negative emotions? In this talk, Professor Ong describes the origins of and evidence for how positive emotions promote health and well-being, helping us become more resourceful, resilient versions of ourselves. A very timely discussion.