Attending to Happiness

A session at Digital Shoreditch Festival 2013

  • Professor Paul Dolan

Friday 24th May, 2013

2:10pm to 2:30pm (GMT)

This talk is all about attention. Our happiness is determined by what we pay attention to. The allocation of attention is therefore critical in understanding how the inputs into happiness (income, health, etc.) are converted into the outcome of happiness. What we attend to does not simply determine our happiness, it drives our behaviour too. Attention is the glue that holds our lives together. In addition to being consciously decided upon, what we attend to is also greatly influenced by automatic and unconscious processes. Designing the right contexts is therefore essential to paying attention to stimuli that make us happier.

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Professor Paul Dolan

Professor of Behavioural Science

Paul Dolan is Professor in the Department of Social Policy at the LSE. He has previously held academic posts at York, Newcastle, Sheffield and Imperial, and has been a visiting scholar at Princeton.

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  • Ben Bowler
  • Sarah Buggle
  • Chris Peacock
  • David Hawdale
  • Elif Tas
  • Faidon Loumakis
  • Graham Booth
  • Jennifer Davies
  • Pedro
  • Julian Blake
  • Kate Pincott
  • Ruth Barton
  • Leanne
  • Lee Kemp
  • Martin Mueller
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  • Mylene Petermann
  • Sam Belt
  • nancy_rowe
  • Peter Treacher
  • Rob Brown
  • Sangeeta
  • Tom Dolan

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Time 2:10pm2:30pm GMT

Date Fri 24th May 2013


Assembly Hall, Shoreditch Town Hall

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