Isaac Prilleltensky

Filmed 3/20/19

What We Risk When We Don’t Matter

In all cultures, time zones, languages and religious beliefs, all people share a common desire to matter. Yet across the globe a range of forces are making it harder for people to matter -- challenging our ability to live and work at our peak and to achieve true health and wellness. Join community psychologist Isaac Prilleltensky for a deeper look at what it means to matter and what we need to do to help one another matter more.

Dr. Isaac Prilleltensky was born in Argentina and has lived and worked in Israel, Canada, Australia, and the United States. He is the Vice Provost for Institutional Culture at the University of Miami and the Erwin and Barbara Mautner Chair in Community Well-Being. A widely published author, his books examine well-being in individuals, organizations, and communities with a particular emphasis on the integration of wellness and fairness. He is the recipient of several national awards for his work in community psychology and has lectured around the world. Isaac is currently leading an interdisciplinary team developing assessments and online interventions to promote interpersonal, community, occupational, psychological, physical, and economic well-being. Isaac is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the American Educational Research Association. In 2002 he was a visiting fellow of the British Psychological Society. Isaac is a vegan and fitness aficionado. Isaac’s humor columns have been published in the Miami Herald and Miami Today, and his latest book is The Laughing Guide to Well-Being: Using Humor and Science to become Happier and Healthier.