Brock Bastian

Brock Bastian
  • Associate Professor, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
  • Company: University of Melbourne

Brock is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He is trained as a social psychologist and his research broadly focuses on the topics of well-being and morality. In his search for a new perspective on what makes for the good life, Brock has studied why promoting happiness may have paradoxical effects; how pain promotes pleasure, social connection, and ultimately greater fulfilment in life; and what factors determine our moral sensitivities to humans, animals, and the environment. His first book, The Other Side of Happiness, was published in January 2018.