Marie Helweg-Larsen featured on The Best of our Knowledge

BobBarrettAs always, host Bob Barrett selects an Academic Minute to air during The Best of Our Knowledge.

Each week this program examines some of the issues unique to college campuses, looks at the latest research, and invites commentary from experts and administrators from all levels of education.


For this week‘s edition (#1453), Bob has selected Marie Helweg-Larsen’s segment on hygge. Dr. Helweg-Larsen, professor of psychology at Dickinson College, examines why Danish people are so happy and how we can emulate them.

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Professor Helweg-Larsen’s research is in the areas of social psychology, health psychology and cross-cultural psychology – specifically why smart people do dumb thing and how to make them stop. She is currently examining in the US and Denmark how smokers react to being stigmatized.

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