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[RDP 2023/24] Research Workshop and Seminar by Prof Meike Bartels
28/05/2024
Dear Colleagues and Students,
 
You are cordially invited to attend the following research workshop and seminar by Prof. Meike BARTELS, on 27-28 May 2024.
 
Please refer to the following details:
 
Date and Time:
[HK Time]
27 May 2024 (Mon)
11 a.m. - 12 noon
Research Workshop: Everybody is Different; But Where Do These Differences Come From?
 
28 May 2024 (Tue)
11 a.m. - 12 noon
Research Seminar: The Power of Wellbeing
12 noon - 12:45 p.m.
Post-Seminar Workshop: Meeting and Discussion with Prof. Meike BARTELS
 
 
Mode:
Hybrid Mode
  • KPC-SLT1 Lecture Theatre
2/F, Ma Kam Chan Memorial Building (KPC)
Tung Wah College
  • Online (Zoom)
 
Speaker:
Professor Meike Bartels
Full Professor, University Research Chair in Genetics and Wellbeing,
Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam
Honorary Professor, School of Arts and Humanities, Tung Wah College (TWC)
 
Moderator:
Professor Alex CHAN
Dean and Professor, School of Arts and Humanities, TWC
 
Abstracts:
 
Research workshop
 
Title: Everybody is Different; But Where Do These Differences Come From?
 
Most of the research in the field of (positive) psychology has a focus on comparing group averages with the intent to draw robust conclusions and build overarching theories. Human mood and behavior, though, are complex and cannot be captured with universal principles since we are all different. In this research workshop Professor Bartels will dive into the world of individual differences and will guide you in how to explore why everybody is different. She will explain the classical twin model to decompose the differences between people in genetic and environmental differences. To illustrate this line of thinking she will use several examples of her research on the causes of differences in wellbeing.
 
Research seminar
 
Title: The Power of Wellbeing
 
Some people feel happy and well most of the time, others only occasionally. Where do these differences in happiness and wellbeing come from? Prof. Meike Bartels will present her years of exploring the causes of differences in wellbeing. She will show that differences in wellbeing are partly due to genetic differences between people and will describe the fascinating interplay with the environment. She will explain what this heritability of wellbeing means for the feasibility of wellbeing change at an individual level and for societies at large. Finally, she will describe why we should transform our society from a 'wellbeing society’ for some to a 'society based on wellbeing' for all.
 
All are welcome to join! If you are interested, please register HERE on or before 22 May 2024.
 
Please note that the Zoom link will be provided upon successful registration.

For enquiries, please contact us at 3190 6686 or [email protected], thank you.
 
Best Regards,
Research Office
 




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