COVID-19 has transformed life as we know it. Forced to adapt to challenging new circumstances, behaviors, and modes of communication, it can be hard to stay positive. How can we build resilience—and even find excitement and joy—in turbulent times?
Cornerstone Research Women’s Forum hosted a virtual event featuring Professor Sonja Lyubomirsky, a leading expert on the science and psychology of happiness. In a research-based talk, she explored the power of positivity in challenging times.
Professor Lyubomirsky addressed such topics as how people are adapting to social distancing, and how they may adapt when life returns to “normal” after COVID-19. In particular, she shared new research to show how people think they will react to negative circumstances, versus how they actually react. Professor Lyubomirsky also offered key takeaways for the audience.
Sonja Lyubomirsky is distinguished professor and vice chair of psychology at the University of California, Riverside. Her teaching and mentoring of students have been recognized with two Faculty of the Year awards and a Faculty Mentor of the Year award. Three scientific societies have honored her with Fellow status. Professor Lyubomirsky’s best-selling books—The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want (Penguin Press) and The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, But Doesn’t, What Shouldn’t Make You Happy, But Does—have been published in 36 countries. Hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles have covered her work, and she has appeared in multiple TV and radio shows, as well as feature documentaries, throughout the world.
Cornerstone Research Women’s Forum events provide valuable networking opportunities and foster discussion of thought-provoking topics relevant to women professionals working in the legal community. Our guests learn inspiring, practical strategies from leading authorities and share best practices for professional and personal development.