Happiness is many things to many people. Some say it is the meaning of life… the Beatles a warm gun. But most would argue that it is unquantifiable. Most, however, do not include Paul Dolan.

 

As a Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and an expert in behavioural economics, Dolan conducts original research into the measurement of happiness and its causes and consequences.

 

During this talk, Dolan will discuss his new book, Happiness by Design. The book shows that in order to improve our mental wellbeing, we must actively re-design our immediate environment.

 

Using what he calls, ‘deciding, designing and doing,’ Dolan will explain how we can overcome the biases that make us miserable and redesign our environments to make it easier to experience happiness, fulfillment, and even health.

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