Countway Longwood Author Series Presents: Time Smart with Ashley Whillans

Date: Wednesday, October 21

Time: 1:15-2:30pm EST via Zoom

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TIME SMART offers a provocative approach to how we spend our time—and our lives—and how we can re-frame our decisions to make happier choices.


Ashley Whillans is an assistant professor at Harvard Business School and a leading scholar in the time and happiness research field. She earned her PhD in social psychology from the University of British Columbia. She was twice named a Rising Star of Behavioral Science by the Behavioral Science & Policy Association. In 2016 she co-founded a "nudge unit," namely, the Department of Behavioral Science in the Policy, Innovation, and Engagement division of the British Columbia Public Service Agency. She is part of the Global Happiness Council and the Workplace and Well-Being Initiative at Harvard University, and she advises on workplace and well-being strategies for numerous nonprofit and for-profit partners. She has written about her research, which has appeared in numerous outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times, CNN, BBC, The Atlantic, The Economist, and the Wall Street Journal.


Time Smart