Wellbeing benefits of culture


July 25 - August 14

Join the journey to uncover how Adelaide’s art and culture can be used to enhance our wellbeing.

You’re invited to attend free events hosted by global thought-leader in positive psychology and culture, Professor James Pawelski. Take a close look at art and culture in Adelaide and its positive impact on people and communities.

Learn to enhance your wellbeing and inform research and planning that will help shape Adelaide’s future. These events are a part of Professor Pawelski’s research visit exploring the wellbeing benefits of culture with the City of Adelaide.

James O. Pawelski, Ph.D., is Professor of Practice and Director of Education in the Positive Psychology Center and Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Since 2005, he has served as the founding director of Penn’s Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program, where he teaches courses on positive interventions and on the humanities and human flourishing, and for which he has received the Liberal and Professional Studies Award for Distinguished Teaching in Professional Graduate Programs. 

Professor Pawelski is currently completing a three-year research project investigating how each of arts and humanities disciplines can advance society’s understanding of wellbeing. For this research, he was awarded a $2.5 million grant in 2017 which involves a network of scholars and scientists based in the United States of America.

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Events for July 21, 2019 to October 21, 2019

Jul 25, 2019

In conversation: Engaging in culture for wellbeing

SAHMRI Auditorium (South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute)
Aug 6, 2019

In Conversation: Studying culture for wellbeing

The Meeting Hall
Aug 8, 2019

In Conversation: Art and cultural practice for wellbeing

City Library
Aug 14, 2019

Unlocking Adelaide’s wellbeing through arts and culture

Elder Hall

Learn how to enhance your relationships through the science of positive psychology.

Join wellbeing consultant Suzie Pileggi Pawelski at workshops to explore a scientific solution for a strong relationship. Suzie Pileggi Pawelski and Professor James Pawelski are co-authors of ‘Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts’.

Suzann “Suzie” Pileggi Pawelski, MAPP, is a freelance writer and wellbeing consultant specializing in the science of happiness and its effects on relationships and health.

Her 2010 Scientific American Mind cover story, “The Happy Couple,” was selected for inclusion in three special issues of the magazine and became the catalyst for the book, Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love that Lasts that she co-wrote with her husband, James.

Suzie has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She uses her certification in health coaching to help people make better food and lifestyle choices.

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Events for July 21, 2019 to October 21, 2019

Jul 30, 2019

Happy Together: Enhancing relationships through positive psychology

City Library, Studio 1
Jul 31, 2019

Passion Workshop: Enhancing relationships through Positive Psychology

City Library, Studio 1
Jul 31, 2019

Positive Emotions Workshop: Enhancing relationships through Positive Psychology

City Library
Aug 1, 2019

Gratitude Workshop: Enhancing relationships through Positive Psychology

City Library
Aug 1, 2019

Strengths Workshop: Enhancing relationships through Positive Psychology

City Library

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