March 3, 2010 10:27 Age: 4 yrs

Learn How to Prevail in the ‘Pursuit of Happiness’

Craighead and Keyes (below)

Registration is open for “Prevail in the Pursuit of Happiness” on Wednesday, March 31, from 4:30-6 p.m. in Emory Law's Tull Auditorium. The free event is exclusively for Emory Law alumni and students. One hour of CLE credit is available for a $5 fee.

“The Declaration of Independence proclaims that all Americans are endowed with ‘certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,’ yet the struggle for a consistent level happiness is one that most lawyers face throughout their lives due to the conflict-based nature of their work,” said John Witte Jr., Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law and director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion (CSLR) at Emory.

Two distinguished Emory University professors think anyone can be happy, and they will explain their latest research on why and how. W. Edward Craighead, a psychologist who studies mood disorders, and Corey L.M. Keyes, a sociologist who works to bring mental health to the forefront in global policymaking, will help participants understand their risk for unhappiness and personal level of happiness, and offer guidance on how to change cognitive styles and to flourish despite hardships presented in life.

To attend, please register here. Once registered, you will receive via email a confidential, 10-minute survey to complete prior to the event. Your individual survey results will be provided to you. The compiled results will be incorporated into the presentation. The results are not being used in research and writing.

A reception in Hunter Atrium will follow the presentation. Free parking is available in Lowergate South parking deck.

CSLR is sponsoring the event as part of its Pursuit of Happiness research project in conjunction with Emory Law’s Student Services Department. Emory Law’s Information Technology Department is providing additional financial support.

For more information: cslr(at); 404.712.8710.

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