Psychology and Life
Happiness and the Pursuit of Meaning (ONLINE)
B. Jill Carroll
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Instructor: B. Jill Carroll
What is the relationship between happiness and meaning? Is there a certain kind of meaning necessary for happiness? Do those who are happiest have a higher purpose - or meaning - in their lives? Running time: approximately 60 minutes.
About the instructor
B. Jill Carroll
Jill Carroll is a scholar, writer, and consultant who earned her PhD in philosophy of religion from Rice University in 1994. She has published numerous books and articles in her field as well as in world religions, and religion and public life. She worked for many years as a lecturer and adjunct associate professor at Rice University and at several campuses of the University of Houston. She has taught continuing education classes in philosophy, world religions, and humanities at The Women’s Institute of Houston for over 25 years. She served as executive director of the Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance at Rice University from 2004 to 2009, and is the creator and founding director of the Amazing Faiths Dinner Dialogues. She was a freelance writer for the Houston Chronicle for several years, writing columns on healthcare and gardening and a featured blog on religion. She has provided religious diversity and global skills training to corporations, non-profits, and other groups. She offers online enrichment classes in world religions and philosophy. She now lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her wife Nishta Mehra, their children, and a menagerie of animals (dogs, cats, snakes, fish).
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