Psychologist Michael Winters, Ph.D., explores what we can learn from ancient philosophers and modern scientists about how to experience greater happiness and other positive emotions.
What is happiness? How can we bring more of it to our lives? What can we learn from ancient philosophers and modern scientists about how to flourish and experience greater happiness, joy, gratitude, contentment, compassion and other positive emotions, even in difficult circumstances? Psychologist Michael Winters, Ph.D., explores these questions and considers other pathways to a meaningful life, in addition to seeking happiness. Sharing research and specific strategies for understanding and enhancing personal well-being, this class integrates lectures, discussion, journaling and interactive activities.
Michael Winters, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice in Houston, former director of the Rice University Counseling Center and a frequent presenter at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. He is a diplomate in logotherapy—a meaning-centered psychotherapy—and has taught at Rice University, Purdue University, the University of Houston and other higher-education institutions.
Term: Spring/Summer 2018
Start Date: Feb. 26, 2018
End Date: March 26, 2018
Schedule: 1–2:30 p.m.
Length: Five Mondays
Location: Rice campus
Early Registration: $165 if registering before Feb. 12