Program Details

The Science of Wellness:  Science of Flourishing

Lana Jones
Video Catch-up

Course Description

Well-being incorporates aspects of our physical and emotional health that, when balanced, can lead to a better quality of life. For most of us, flourishing in our lives is the ultimate goal. Flourishing moves beyond the confines of simple happiness or well-being. It encompasses a wide range of positive psychological constructs and offers a more holistic perspective on what it means to feel well and happy. In this seminar, Dr. Jones will help define flourishing from a scientific perspective, present current research findings, offer ways humans may flourish, and introduce practical applications to improve daily life and achieve the "good life." This event can be highly beneficial alone but will be enhanced with the other Science of Wellness programs: the Science of Happiness and the Science of Gratitude.

About the Instructor

  • Lana Jones, Ph.D., is currently an instructor in the Psychology Department at FAU. Jones earned her doctoral degree in neuroscience from the University of Miami and her master’s degree in experimental psychology from FAU. She is primarily focused on utilizing positive psychology techniques, improving pedagogic approaches, and providing an equitable and inclusive environment in the college classroom. She is also pursuing a second master's degree in counselor education in order to provide counseling services to clients in the future.