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Can we learn to be happy?

Elaine Fox will be giving a talk at the Stevens Institute in New York on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 3-4:30pm, in the Babbio Auditorium at The Center for Science Writings.

Are happiness and optimism primarily inherited traits, products of our genes? Or can they be learned and cultivated? If so, how? Elaine Fox, a psychologist and neuroscientist with joint appointments at the University of Oxford and University of Essex, is one of the world’s foremost researchers of these urgent questions. In this talk, she will present findings from her marvelous new book Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain.

The Center for Science Writings (CSW) is part of the College of Arts & Letters. All CSW events are free and open to the public. For more information see the CSW website,, or contact CSW Director John Horgan,