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What Makes Creative People Creative? Penn Psychologists Seek an Answer
April 10, 2017
Through 11 retreats, Arts & Sciences’ Scott Barry Kaufman, Martin Seligman and an Imagination Institute team seek to answer one question: What makes creative people tick?
Penn Psychologists Find Photos, Videos Result in Similar Understanding of Actions
April 6, 2017
Grad student Alon Hafri and Arts and Sciences’ Russell Epstein and John Trueswell discovered that people understand actions similarly, whether viewed in a video or a photo.
Two at Penn Honored by National Minority Quality Forum
April 6, 2017
Two members of the University of Pennsylvania community have been named recipients of the National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health Award, recognizing young minority thought leaders who are working to reduce health-care disparities.    
Penn Researcher Awarded $2.5 Million to Study Well-being Effects of the Arts and Humanities
April 5, 2017
An interdisciplinary project led by Arts & Sciences’ James Pawelski will study the well-being effects of the arts and humanities through the lens of eight disciplines. 
Penn Scientists Show Prediction Polls Can Outdo Prediction Markets
March 23, 2017
PIK profs Philip Tetlock and Barbara Mellers and former postdoc Pavel Atanasov disprove the popular assumption that prediction markets are more accurate than teams. 
Penn Program in Environmental Humanities’ Event Explores the Idea of an ‘Ecotopian Toolkit’
March 21, 2017
Prompted in part by the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia, the “Ecotopian Toolkit” conference at the University of Pennsylvania will celebrate how utopian imaginaries from across disciplines can address environmental challenges.
Proposal to Address Opioid Addiction Wins 2017 Penn Public Policy Challenge
March 21, 2017
A team of students from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice has won this year’s Penn Public Policy Challenge sponsored by the Fels Institute of Government with a proposal that provides a way to dispose unused prescription pain medication in drop boxes at pharmacies.
New Coursera from Penn Delivers Positive Psychology to Students Around the Globe
March 20, 2017
Martin Seligman, Angela Duckworth, James Pawelski, Claire Robertson-Kraft and Karen Reivich will teach a new online specialization program about the field of positive psychology.
Aligning Depression Treatment to Patient Need Leads to Efficient Care, Penn Study Shows
March 17, 2017
Depression looks different in every person, making it a challenge to ensure that each receives the appropriate care. Many patients get treatment too intensive for their condition while others don’t get enough.
Penn PIK Professors Barbara Mellers and Philip Tetlock Win 2017 Schelling Awards
March 17, 2017
Two Penn Integrates Knowledge professors at the University of Pennsylvania, Barbara Mellers and Philip Tetlock, have been awarded the 2017 Thomas C.