Robert Waldinger

Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, Zen priest
Robert Waldinger is the director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the most comprehensive longitudinal studies in history.

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Robert Waldinger, MD, is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and Zen priest. He is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, where he directs the Harvard Study of Adult Development, the longest scientific study of happiness ever conducted. Dr. Waldinger is the author of The Good Life, which examines the central role of relationships in shaping our health and well-being. His TEDx talk on this subject has received nearly 44 million views. Waldinger's book, The Good Life: Lessons from the World's Longest Scientific Study of Happiness, shows us how we can make our lives happier and more meaningful through our connections to others

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