Hiram College

Video gaming can trigger happiness, says Acacia Parks, Ph.D., Hiram College psychology professor turned chief scientist for Happify, a psychology-based app.

Parks applied her knowledge about positive psychology to develop Happify’s games. Along with her partners, gaming entrepreneurs Ofer Leidner and Tomer Ben-kiki, Parks helps app users play their way to happiness.

Parks will discuss the science of happiness and the research behind Happify at a Fireside Chat on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at Hiram’s East Hall Forum. Free and open to the public, this program is presented by Hiram’s Center of Integrated Entrepreneurship.