Bruce Hood and his book The Science of Happiness

Lunchtime Talk: The Science of Happiness with Professor Bruce Hood

Thursday 23 May 2024
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
The Guildhall
£11 / £8 (excl. fees)
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We all want to be happier, but our brains often get in the way. When we’re too stuck in our heads we obsess over our inadequacies, compare ourselves with others and fail to see the good in our lives. Psychologist and happiness expert Professor Bruce Hood offers us seven simple life-changing lessons to help us break our negative thought patterns and reconnect with what really matters. The key to happiness, he will demonstrate, is not self-care but connection.

Bruce Hood is an award-winning Professor of Developmental Psychology at Bristol University and the author of several books including SuperSense, The Self Illusion, The Domesticated Brain and Possessed. His course, The Science of Happiness, is the most popular course at Bristol University. He has appeared extensively on TV and radio, including co-hosting the BBC podcast The Happiness Half Hour in 2021. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society, the Royal Institution of Great Britain and the British Psychological Society.