Intellectual wellness is engaging in creative and mentally-stimulating activities, expanding your knowledge and imparting knowledge to others.
You can develop intellectual wellness through academic pursuits, but also through cultural, artistic or skill-based learning.
How to support your intellectual wellness:
- Listen to and consider the perspectives of others to improve critical thinking.
- Attend conferences, talks and programs that increase your knowledge in various areas.
- Seek opportunities to learn practical skills that you or a friend might need (e.g., drinking choices that minimize negative consequences; what to say if a friend discloses assault or abuse; and the best ways to intervene in problem situations.)
- Participate in a new activity or group on campus to stay open-minded and expand your horizons.
- Pursue off-campus opportunities to experience a new language or culture.
Wondering about your intellectual wellness? Take a self-assessment!
Access these resources to connect with others who have different views, expand your knowledge and improve your academic or job performance:
- Arts at Princeton University
- Davis International Center
- Employee Learning Center
- Graduate School Academic Support Resources
- McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning (for undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty)
- ODUS Student Organizations
- Office of Community and Regional Affairs - Learning Community (Princeton community)
- Office of Disability Services (for undergraduate and graduate students)
- Office of International Programs (for undergraduates)
- Princeton University Events Calendar
- Princeton University Library
- Princeton Writing Program (for undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty)
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