Jennifer Stellar

Photo of Professor Jennifer StellarThe Power of Positivity in People
On this edition of the VIEW to the U podcast, Professor Jennifer Stellar from the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Mississauga discusses her program of research that touches on several areas, including how individuals and social groups thrive.

Her lab particularly focuses on the ways in which various positive emotions, such as compassion, awe, empathy, and gratitude, can improve an individual’s physical health, well-being and enhance relationships, as well as encourage morality and prosocial behaviours.

A transcribed version of the interview is available. 

Related resources
Read more about Professor Stellar's work on her website, or see the TEDMED talk Prof. Stellar gave in 2015.

Also read a profile of her work in the profile, Putting Stock in Awe.