6th Jul 2011; 18:00

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RSA Keynote

Martin Seligman, one of the world’s foremost academic psychologists – and founder of the Positive Psychology movement – visits the RSA to offer a new theory of wellbeing, and to call for a reinvention of governance, a rethinking of education and a revolution in our personal lives.

Presenting evidence-based scientific research that shows us how to thrive, flourish and be happy, Seligman explores a number of practical examples of the power of Positive Psychology in action – such as forward-thinking schools that add resilience training to their curricula and public policy that is informed not by growth of GDP, but by the wellbeing of its citizens.

Speaker: Martin Seligman PhD, professor of psychology, University of Pennsylvania and director, Positive Psychology Network; author of Flourish: A New Understanding of Happiness and Wellbeing – and how to achieve them.

Chair: Geoff Mulgan, chief executive officer, NESTA

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