Motivation and Self-Worth

Should we prioritise our happiness now or in the long-term?

Some people see happiness as cumulative and believe that working towards long-term goals will make us happier in the future. Others see happiness as fleeting and believe 'living in the moment' will help us thrive right now, rather than postponing it.

At this special event, psychologist Dr Lora Park will share her expert insights relating to motivation and self-worth. She'll explore how our beliefs about happiness shape our everyday activities and how you can become more motivated in ways that support your wellbeing and relationships. She'll also explain how pursuing self-esteem can sometimes backfire and how to can develop a healthier sense of self-worth.

You'll have a chance to discover when it may be helpful to focus on long-term goals and when it may be better to live in the moment, without a sense of guilt or anxiety. And you'll come away with practical ideas to help you stay motivated and get more out of life.

This conversation with Dr Mark Williamson was recorded at a live Action for Happiness event on 23rd January 2024

About The Speaker

Dr. Lora Park is Associate Professor of Psychology and director of the Self and Motivation Lab at the University at Buffalo. Her research focuses on questions pertaining to the self, motivation, interpersonal processes, and well-being. Her work has appeared in major academic journals and has been funded by the National Science Foundation. She is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, Society of Experimental Social Psychology and Society for Personality and Social Psychology. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan.


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