Seminar: 'Engagement and Positive Psychology'
February 14, 2017
UMass Amherst Campus
“Engagement and Positive Psychology for STEM Learning and Beyond,” presented by Mark Tuominen, professor of physics, and Lori Tuominen, coach in positive psychology and positive organizational development, Lori Tuominen Coaching and Wholebeing Institute.
Positive psychology is the study of how people flourish. A considerable amount of recent scientific research is now showing how the basic tenets of positive psychology used in schools can boost engagement, learning and wellbeing for students and teachers. These principles apply to any type of learning, including STEM courses.The concepts and practices of positive psychology effectively serve as affective multipliers, enhancing learning success and personal wellbeing. This seminar will introduce a sampler plate of ideas and activities from their course for first-year UMass students, titled “Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness, Creativity and Accomplishment.”
Most STEM seminars are held at 4 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month during the academic year in Hasbrouck 138. Everyone is welcome; no reservations are needed, and there is no charge. Parking is available in the nearby Campus Center Garage. Refreshments will be available ten minutes before the lecture begins.