Ed Diener, Center for the Science of Human Resilience Lecture, October 14 at 4 PM

September 28, 2015

The UCSB Center for the Science of Human Resilience (C-Shore) is proud to announce Professor Ed Diener as its inaugural speaker.

Dr. Diener will speak on "The Exciting New Science of Well-being" on October 14, 2015 at 4 pm in the SAGE Center Conference Room (Psychology Building 1312).

Ed Diener is one of the leading pioneers in scientific research on well-being. Indeed, he has been nicknamed “Dr. Happiness” based on the sheer volume and depth of his body of work. His groundbreaking research has taken him and his research team across the globe in his efforts to understand the causes, correlates, and consequences of psychological well-being; including work on the Masai in East Africa, slum dwellers in Kolkata, the Amish in America, and Forbes’ top 400 richest Americans. He is chiefly responsible for coining and conceptualizing the term “Subjective Well-Being" -- how people experience the quality of their lives. His empirical examination of happiness around the world over the past 25 years has contributed enormously to the understanding of human existence.

Diener received his B.A. in Psychology from California State University and his Ph.D from the University of Washington. He has spent his career at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he is the Joseph R. Smiley Distinguished Professor of Psychology (Emeritus).

Further information about Dr. Diener can be found here:


Dr. Diener's talk is sponsored by C-Shore, with additional generous support from the SAGE Center, the Broom Center and the Deans of Social Science and Mathematical and Life Sciences.