Sustaining Happiness During ​Covid: A Practical Guide

HCG is pleased to invite you to a complimentary webinar on Sustaining Happiness During Covid: A Practical Guide. The ongoing pandemic has increased stress levels significantly. There are at least five sources of stress (including job-uncertainty and loneliness) and hence, mitigating pandemic-related stress requires a deeper understanding of these sources. In this talk, author and researcher Raj Raghunathan has shard some research-based, and yet, practical and easy-to-implement tips to enhance your happiness levels during this difficult time.

Topics addressed:

    1. Why focus on happiness during Covid?
    2. Types of stressors and coping strategies.
    3. Our memory of events and how negative experiences shape us.
    4. The role of meaningfulness in post-traumatic growth.
    5. Tips to enhance happiness during a crisis.


      • Gain a deeper understanding of the various sources of pandemic-related stress
      • Learn why many of the ways we are currently coping with the stress aren’t healthy
      • Learn 5 productive ways to deal with the stress


Raj Raghunathan is the Zale Centennial Professor of Business at the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin. He is interested in how people’s judgments and decisions impact their happiness and fulfillment. Raj’s work has appeared in top journals such as The Journal of Marketing, The Journal of Consumer Research, The Journal of Marketing Research, and The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. His work has also been cited in several mass media outlets, including The Atlantic, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, and Harvard Business Review.

Raj’s Psychology Today blog, Sapient Nature, has over 2 million page views. His newest online course on Employee Happiness, launched in late 2019, was rated as a Top MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) of 2019, and currently has over 5000 students. His previous MOOC has close to 400,000 students from 196 countries, and was voted the Top MOOC of 201520162017, & 2018, and is currently one of the Top 100 MOOCs of all time. Raj’s book, If you’re so smart, why aren’t you happy?, has been translated into 13 languages, and was featured in the AtlanticTime, Guardian, Times of India, Live mint, and Mid-day. Raj’s TED talk was viewed live (on STAR TV) by over 17 million people worldwide. 

Raj Raghunathan

Raj Raghunathan

​Author and Researcher

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