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Richard J. Davidson

Richard J. Davidson

 

Richard J. Davidson is the William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, and Founder and Chair of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Psychology and has been at Wisconsin since 1984. He has published more than 275 articles, many chapters and reviews and edited 13 books. He is the author of The Emotional Life of Your Brain and The Mind’s Own Physician. He blogs at http://richardjdavidson.com.

 
 
  

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Articles: The Four Keys to Well-Being

By Richard J. Davidson | March 21, 2016

Dr. Richard Davidson explains that well-being is a skill that can be practiced and strengthened.

 
Dr. Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, explains what he sees as the four science-based keys to well-being.

Videos and Podcasts: The Four Constituents of Well-Being

By Richard J. Davidson | January 29, 2016

Dr. Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, explains what he sees as the four science-based keys to well-being.

 
Full-length video for GGSC members: Dr. Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains the four constituents of well-being and how they can be practiced. After his talk, Davidson sits down with the GGSC’s Dacher Keltner for a Q&A.

Videos and Podcasts: Well-Being Is a Skill

By Richard J. Davidson | January 29, 2016

Full-length video for GGSC members: Dr. Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains the four constituents of well-being and how they can be practiced. After his talk, Davidson sits down with the GGSC’s Dacher Keltner for a Q&A.

 

Articles: Reflecting on Your Basic Goodness

By Richard J. Davidson | January 4, 2012

A neuroscientist suggests an alternative to the New Year’s resolution.

 

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