Many policy discussions and empirical studies throughout the social sciences focus on very narrow outcomes of wellbeing — such as income, a specific disease state or measures of positive affect — but human wellbeing and flourishing stem from a vast range of states and outcomes.
Flourishing can be understood as a state of living in which all aspects of a person’s life are good, including, but not limited to, happiness and life satisfaction, physical and mental health, meaning and purpose, character and virtue, and close social relationships.
Join Tyler VanderWeele, John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Epidemiology in the departments of epidemiology and biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and director of the Human Flourishing Program, along with Gallup Editor-in-Chief Mohamed Younis, for the first installment of the Global Wellbeing Initiative speaker series. The discussion will delve into the concept of human flourishing and attempt to identify major determinants of, and resources for, human flourishing.