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    May Chapter Meeting - Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness

    Date: May 18, 2021, 12:00pm
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    Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness

    presented by

    Dr. Barbara Fordyce, Ph. D. -Psychologist

    Positive psychology is the study of happiness. Psychology traditionally has focused on mental illness or other psychological problems and how to treat them. Positive psychology, by contrast, is a relatively new field that examines how ordinary people can become happier and more fulfilled. A Toolbox for Happiness will be presented.


    1. Describe “positive psychology”, its history and philosophical tenets.
    2. Provide a toolbox of evidence-based strategies that enhance “positivity” in life.
    3. Discuss ways to apply these in the world of work.

    Dr. Barbara Fordyce, Ph. D. 

    Dr. Barbara Fordyce is a licensed psychologist who has been in private practice for nearly 30 years.  She earned her B.A. degree from Wittenberg University and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Akron.  Her extensive experience in dealing with all facets of human growth and development has given her a unique perspective on the issues of our times. While she no longer sees clients in private practice, she supervises other practitioners and does provide executive coaching. In addition, she is a consultant at Aultman Hospital. She has created several guided imagery recordings to assist in stress reduction, wellness promotion, and preparation for surgery and recovery. She provides Health Talks for the community, stress reduction seminars, and wellness education


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