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“The Science of Happiness”

Announcement | October 20, 2010

New video highlights the GGSC's work.

Ever wonder what Dacher Keltner and other GGSC researchers are up to in the lab and out in school classrooms?

GGSC Executive Committee member and UC Berkeley psychologist, Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton. GGSC Executive Committee member and UC Berkeley psychologist, Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton.

Check out this fun video that aired on the University of California’s UCTV about our work and the “Science of Happiness.”

Don’t let the “Shiny Happy People” music fool you—these are serious researchers doing serious work! smile


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