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One professor’s quest for happiness – and his research into the science behind it

This post was updated following the March 5 show.

On Monday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh talked with Tim Bono, a psychologist and faculty member at Washington University, about his new book “When Likes Aren’t Enough: A Crash Course in the Science of Happiness.”

Listen to and read about the full conversation here.

Along with whether contemporary humans are as happy as social-media profiles often make it seem, Bono’s interests and expertise include the psychological toll of smartphones, the power of focusing on “what we have” already and how to negotiate inevitable challenges as they arise.

Do you have any questions about happiness in the 21st century? Tweet us @STLonAir or send us an email at talk@stlpublicradio.org.

St. Louis on the Air brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh and producers Mary EdwardsAlex HeuerEvie Hemphill and Lara Hamdan give you the information you need to make informed decisions and stay in touch with our diverse and vibrant St. Louis region.

Evie was a producer for "St. Louis on the Air" at St. Louis Public Radio.