Department of Medicine Virtual All Staff Meeting

November 16, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
VIRTUAL--Online only
Crystal Cluff Bashaw
Department of Medicine Virtual All Staff Meeting @ VIRTUAL--Online only

Welcome to an All Staff Meeting with guest speaker Robert Emmons, Ph.D.

Gratitude and its practices are ways of orienting and anchoring individuals amidst a complicated world and among their fellow humans. Over two decades of scientific research has demonstrated that gratitude drives positive outcomes across spheres of functioning, including sustainable happiness, better coping with stress, more meaningful relationships, improved health and well-being, less depression, reduced risk behaviors, and deriving meaning in the face of suffering. Practical tools for living gratefully reveal that life is a continual invitation to gratitude that can be created every day and in nearly every way.

Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of California, Davis, where he has taught since 1988.  He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana‑Champaign. He is the author of over 250 original publications in peer-reviewed journals or chapters and has written or edited eight books, including  Thanks! How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier, Gratitude Works! A Twenty-One Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity and The Little Book of Gratitude.  A leader in the positive psychology movement, Dr. Emmons is Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Positive Psychology.  His research focuses on the psychology of gratitude and joy as they relate to human flourishing and well-being. A frequent speaker at professional conferences and public events, Dr. Emmons, has guest lectured at Yale, Oxford, Stanford, and the University of Michigan. He has been PI or Co-PI for over $15M in research funding, and his ground-breaking work on gratitude has been featured in dozens of popular media outlets, including the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, NPR, PBS, Consumer Reports, and The Wall Street Journal.