St. Louis Area Well-Being Workshop, February 24, 2017

St. Louis Area Well-Being Workshop

February 24, 2017

Saint Louis University

Boileau Hall (map)

Free parking in lot next to building

The second St. Louis Area Well-Being Workshop (SLAWW), to be held at Saint Louis University on Friday, February 24 from 12:30 to 5:00 pm, followed by a reception. 

Attendance is free. Please RSVP to if you plan to attend


12:30-1:00 Lunch

1:00-1:10 Introduction

1:10-1:40 Stuart Slavin (SLU medical school) "Can Medical Students be Happy?"

1:40-2:10 Lauren Olin (UMSL philosophy) “Humor and the Collapse of Compassion”

2:10-2:30 break

2:30-3:00 Zvjezdana Prizmic (WU psychology) "CRO-WELL - Croatian Longitudinal Study on Well-Being: Well-being, positive and negative life events"

3:00-3:30 Gualtiero Piccinini (UMSL philosophy) “Towards a Unified Account of Wellbeing"

3:30-3:50 break

3:50-4:20 Natalia Washington (WU philosophy) "Square Pegs, Round Holes: The problem of 'naturalized norms' in accounts of well-being"

4:20-4:50 Robert Cloninger (WU psychiatry) "Personality and Well-Being"

4:50-6:00 Reception

This is the second of at least three informal workshops aimed at fostering dialogue between well-being researchers in all disciplines from around the St. Louis area. It is part of the three-year project, Happiness and Well-Being: Integrating Research Across the Disciplines, funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and Saint Louis University (