Shawn Achor, expert in the science of happiness, to speak in SMU’s 2017-18 Tate Disinguished Lecture Series Tuesday, April 10
The lecture takes place at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 in McFarlin Auditorium.
A native Texan, Achor is considered a leading expert on human potential. His research into happiness and positive psychology has unveiled evidence that changing one’s mindset about stress alters the physical effects of stress.
In 2007, Achor founded GoodThink, a company that offers coaching services and seminars focused on positive psychology to improve workplace performance. He is the author of the New York Times best-sellers The Happiness Advantage (Crown Publishing, 2010) and Before Happiness (2013). His most recent work is Big Potential, published in January 2018, in which he advocates for an approach to success and happiness based on “how well we connect with, relate to, and learn from each other.”
Achor received his B.A. degree from Harvard University and earned an M.A. in Christian and Buddhist ethics from Harvard Divinity School.
All SMU community members are invited to the free Tate Lecture Series Student Forum at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom. Doors open at 4 p.m. Tweet questions for Shawn Achor to #TalkTate.
On the night of the event, students can go to the basement of McFarlin Auditorium at 7 p.m. with their SMU IDs for possible free seating at the evening lecture. Seats will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.