U Thrive (Digital Audiobook)
How to Succeed in College (and Life)
Publication Date: April 17, 2017
From the professors who teach NYU's most popular elective class, "Science of Happiness," a fun, comprehensive guide to surviving and thriving in college and beyond.
Every year, almost 4,000,000 students begin their freshman year at colleges and universities nationwide. Most of them will sleep less and stress out a whole lot more. By the end of the year, 30% of those freshmen will have dropped out. For many, the unforeseen demands of college life are so overwhelming that "the best four years of your life" can start to feel like the worst.
Enter Daniel Lerner and Dr. Alan Schlechter, ready to teach students how to not only survive college, but flourish in it. Filled with fascinating science, real-life stories, and tips for building positive lifelong habits, U Thrive addresses the opportunities and challenges every undergrad will face -- from finding a passion to dealing with nightmarish roommates and surviving finals week. Engaging and hilarious, U Thrive will help students grow into the happy, successful alums they all deserve to be.
About the Author
Daniel Lerner is on faculty at both New York University and the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the latter. A strengths-based performance coach, teacher, and speaker, Lerner works with musicians, athletes, and executives to leverage the advantage that a healthy psychological state can bring to their performance both at work and at home.
Alan Schlechter, MD, is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic at Bellevue Hospital Center, where he treats and helps organize the care of some of the most vulnerable children and families in New York City, and works to foster behaviors and thoughts that might help prevent mental illness.