The Happiness and Well-Being Project's Interdisciplinary Development Workshop on Well-Being will be held in the cloud forest of Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica, from June 21 to 24, 2016. This event brings together sixteen scholars in psychology, philosophy, and theology for an intensive four-day cross-disciplinary workshop. The chief goal of the workshop is to help build the next generation of interdisciplinary-minded well-being researchers, so the group includes eleven outstanding junior scholars, ten of them selected from a pool of over 100 applicants. We aimed to select scholars who have not previously specialized in cross-disciplinary well-being research, but whose backgrounds show great promise for doing so, while at the same time complementing the strengths of the other group members. Joining them will be five leading well-being researchers.
Dan Haybron is Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University, and is the Project Leader of the Happiness & Well-Being Project.
Ed Diener is Alumni Distinguished Professor of Psychology (Emeritus) at the University of Illinois, and is currently a professor of psychology at the University of Utah and the University of Virginia.
Valerie Tiberius is Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair at the University of Minnesota, and is currently Vice-President/President Elect of the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association.
Gwen Bradford (Rice University) is assistant professor of philosophy, specializing in moral philosophy.
Sukaina Hirji (Princeton University) is a graduate student in philosophy, specializing in ancient philosophy and ethics.
Lauren Kuykendall (George Mason University) is assistant professor of psychology, specializing in organizational psychology.
Susanna Rinard (Harvard University) is assistant professor of philosophy, specializing in epistemology and philosophy of science.