Workplace Happiness: What science says about building personal strengths and well-being at work

April 8, 2020
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Ordan Conference Room (formerly known as President’s Conference Room)
RSVP by April 1
Open to Administrators and Staff
Limited to 45 participants

Michele Tugade
Vassar College Professor of Psychological Science


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About the Presenter

Michele Tugade
Vassar College Professor of Psychological Science

Michele M. Tugade, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychological Science at Vassar College, where she directs the Affective Science Laboratory. Her research focuses on the function of positive emotions in the coping process; the mechanisms that promote resilience in the face of stress and adversity; and emotion-related processes associated with health and well-being. Dr. Tugade received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health and is an elected member of the International Society for Research on Emotions. She serves on the Board of Directors of the International Positive Psychology Association. In her capacity as a researcher in the field of affective science and resilience, she has worked with organizations such as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NASA, Apple Inc., The United Way, and the University of Global Health Equity. Her research has been featured in a number of media outlets, including NPR, Thrive Global, Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and CNBC. Her most recent book is The Handbook of Positive Emotions (Guilford Press).