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Announcement: Webinar with George E. Vaillant, M.D. on the REAL difference between happiness and joy

written by Senia Maymin 6 July 2018

Senia Maymin, MBA, MAPP, PhD, is the coauthor of Profit from the Positive. Maymin is an executive coach to entrepreneurs and CEOs. Maymin runs a coaches network and is the founder and editor in chief of PositivePsychologyNews.com. Her PhD is in organizational behavior from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Full bio.

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ANNOUNCEMENT:  On July 18, we will have a Positive Psychology News webinar featuring George E. Vaillant, M.D. discussing the REAL difference between happiness and joy.

George E. Vaillant, M.D. is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital.  Dr. Vaillant has spent his research career charting adult development and the recovery process of schizophrenia, heroin addiction, alcoholism, and personality disorder.  He spent  35 years as Director of the Study of Adult Development at the Harvard University Health Service.  The study has prospectively charted the lives of 824 men and women for almost 70 years.  His published works include Adaptation to Life, 1977, The Wisdom of The Ego, 1993, The Natural History of Alcoholism-Revisited, 1995, and Aging Well, 2002, Spiritual Evolution, 2008 and Triumphs of Experience, 2012

A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Vaillant did his residency at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center and completed his psychoanalytic training at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute. He has been a Fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, is a Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists and a founding member of Positive Psychology.  A major focus of his work in the past has been individual adult development; more recently he has been interested in positive emotions and their relationship to community development. He is a past Class A trustee of Alcoholics Anonymous and is currently on the Steering Committee of Positive Psychology.

                  Dr. Vaillant has received the Foundations Fund Prize for Research in Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association, the Strecker Award from The Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, and the Jellinek Award for research in alcoholism.  Most recently he received The Distinguished Service Award from the American Psychiatric Association.


WHEN: July 18 at 2PM ET

WHERE: Zoom webinar
CONTENT: George E. Vaillant, M.D. discusses the REAL difference between happiness and joy as well as love – everything about it.


What questions do you have for George?  Leave them for us in comments below so we can ask them on the webinar!

For questions, please email admin@positivepsychologynews.com.

Q: How much does this webinar cost?
A: It is completely free!

Q: What will the format be?
A: One hour:

  • 40 minutes of PPN Q-and-A with Dr. George E. Vaillant, M.D.on the REAL difference between happiness and joy as well as love – everything about it
  • 20 minutes of your Q-and-A for George

This will be a highly interactive webinar. Be at your keyboard and ready to type in questions and comments and answers to George’s questions!

We would love for you to post any questions that you have for George in the comments here!


When:  18 July 2018 @ 2:00pm ET
Where: Online – view the webinar anywhere!
Price for the webinar – FREE
Register just once and you are automatically registered for all of our webinar series!


Click here for more information.

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