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Presentation on the Science of Happiness at Boxford Library on April 8

Submitted by on March 31, 2017 – 8:41 pm

NECC philosophy professor Elizabeth Casanave

Do you ever find yourself wishing you could feel happier? Many of us do and we think we will feel happier as a result of something – such as finding a new job, finishing a project, losing 10 pounds, etc. However, psychologists and neurologists are now realizing that happiness can be more readily achieved through changing the way we think. Lizzie Linn Casanave, professor of philosophy at Northern Essex Community College, will explain this revolutionary concept and provide you with practical tools for achieving this new mindset at a presentation at the Boxford Library, 7A Spofford Rd., on Saturday, April 8 from 1 to 2:30 pm.  This presentation is free and open to the public.

Casanave has been teaching Philosophy for over 10 years. She received her BA in Philosophy/Religion and World Perspectives and her MA in Critical and Creative Thinking. She is also the Study Abroad Short Course Coordinator at NECC. She currently teaches Practical Logic, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics and First Year Seminar. Her curriculum also includes a workshop on “The Science of Happiness” which looks at happiness through the lens of positive psychology.

Her presentation is part of NECC’s Speakers’ Bureau. For more information on the college’s Speakers’ Bureau visit,, call 978 556-3862 or email

For more information on the April 8 program at the Boxford Library, visit the website,,  or call the library at 978 887-READ.