EMOT-ECON Seminar Series: How do we measure emotional well-being?It depends on who you ask.

Thursday September 22, 2022, 12:00PM CDT via Zoom


Dr. Koslouski will share the results of a recent scoping “review of reviews” of emotional well-being measures. The talk will highlight complexities in the field of measuring emotional well-being, as well as the imprecise boundaries between emotional well-being and related constructs.

The Emotional Well-Being and Economic Burden (EMOT-ECON) Network’s mission is to develop critical knowledge about the impact of economic burden of disease on emotional well-being of patients and families, with the ultimate goal of developing the strategies needed to reduce it. Economic burden includes medical care expenses, income lost when sick, and other such economic consequences of disease. Emotional well-being includes aspects such as positive emotions, life satisfaction, sense of purpose, and ability to pursue goals.

Their vision is to be the premier go-to resource for researchers who seek to advance and support research on emotional well-being and economic burden, and its translation into public health policy, patient advocacy and support, and innovations in health care delivery.

The guest speaker for this seminar is Jessica Kolouski, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Educational Psychology within the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut.