Canadian Positive Psychology Association

Translating hedonia and eudaimonia into practice: How to pursue both enjoyment and personal growth

  • 28 May 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • University of Ottawa downtown campus, Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) building, Room 4004


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Translating hedonia and eudaimonia into practice: How to pursue both enjoyment and personal growth - with Veronika Huta, PhD.  

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

6:00 - 8:30 pm EST


Throughout history and in today’s psychology research, conceptions of what it means to live a good life often fall into two camps: the hedonic view (seeking enjoyment, pleasure, comfort, pleasant feelings), and the eudaimonic view (seeking authenticity, meaning, excellence, growth). My research demonstrates that both hedonic and eudaimonic pursuits contribute to well-being, though in different ways. In this workshop, we will discuss some key principles and strategies for pursuing both hedonia and eudaimonia in ways that are fulfilling, in your personal life or in the lives of clients in your professional work.

Veronika Huta is an assistant professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from McGill University. Her research is on the ways in which people pursue well-being (e.g., hedonia, eudaimonia); how these pursuits relate to well-being outcomes, parenting predictors, and personality correlates; and the identification of major domains of well-being (e.g., subjective well-being, meaning, vitality, functioning). She teaches courses in positive psychology and graduate statistics. She is a past president of the Royal Canadian Institute, and has previously co-organized a conference on eudaimonia.


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