Tim Bono

Assistant Dean and Lecturer in Psychology

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Bono’s teaching and research focus on positive psychology and college student development.

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Fail Better: Tim Bono

As a PhD student, Tim Bono submitted article after article to leading psychology journals and was rejected every single time. “No one thought I was making a substantive contribution,” he said. But that failure led Bono, now an assistant dean, to discover positive psychology, a field he loves to research and teach.

WashU Expert: Top 10 tips for a happier New Year​

Wishing family and friends a “Happy New Year” is all well and fine, but if you’re serious about spreading cheer in the New Year, consider passing along more specific advice from a psychologist who studies the science of happiness at Washington University in St. Louis.