Scholar Directory

This is a directory of scholars and practitioners who have been associated with Positive Psychology activities.

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Name Position, Affiliation E-Mail Address and Website Interests
Grace A. Adejuwon, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Ibadan, Nigeria

Positive parenting, child adjustment, resilience, ethnic conflict resolution

Mitchel Adler, Psy.D.

Fellow, Counseling Center, Univ. of California, Davis

Appreciation, emotional intell., mind/body wellness

Anthony Ahrens, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Dept of Psychology, American Univ.

Gratitude, Mindfulness

Patrick Akos, Ph.D.

Asst Professor, School Counseling, Univ of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School interventions with children and adolescents

Wolfram Alderson

Founding Executive Director, Institute for Responsible Nutrition Principal, Wolfram Alderson Consulting

Chronic homeless mentally ill

Sara Algoe

Dept of Psychology, Univ of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Emotions, social interaction

Ana Sabela Alvarez

Professor, Psychology & Medicine Schools, Peruvian Univ., Cayetano Heredia

Resilience, trauma, existential crisis

Ana Aguilar Angeletti, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology & Medicine Schools, Peruvian Univ., Cayetano Heredia

Health psychology, prevention

David Antonioni, Ph.D.

Professor of Mgmt in Exec. Education, School of Business, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison

Emotional intelligence & leadership behaviors, personal responsibility

Monika Ardelt, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor, Dept of Sociology, Univ. of Florida

Aging & dying well, wisdom, successful human development

Randolph C. Arnau, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor, Dept of Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi

Hope, optimism, personality, anxiety, depression

Lisa G. Aspinwall, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Utah

Optimism, positive affect, social interaction, health

Huda Ayyash-Abdo, Ed.D.

Assoc Prof. Dept. of Education & Social Sciences, Lebanese American Univ. Beirut-Lebanon

Teaching Positive Psychology, personality & therapy

Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, Dir, Women's Research Instit., Brigham Young Univ.

Compassion, forgiving, & sacrificing personal desires

Jennifer Bambara

Counselor, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Monica Y Bartlett

Assistant Professor, Psychology, Gonzaga University

Gratitude, positive emotions

Jack Bauer, Ph.D.

Raymond A. Roesch, S.M. Chair in the Social Sciences, University of Dayton

Personal development, meaning, happiness, narrative identity

Roy F. Baumeister, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychology, Florida State Univ.

Sherry L. Beaumont, Ph.D.

Assoc Professor, Psychology Dept, Univ of Northern British Columbia

Positive emotional expression & parent modeling, identity development

Camilla Persson Benbow, Ed.D.

Professor of Psychology, Vanderbilt Univ.

Jason Berman, Ph.D.

Psychologist, Jason S Berman, PhD, PLLC

Optimism, gratitude, flow in chronic pain; Arab-Israeli conflict

Ana M. Bisono

Graduate Student, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of New Mexico

Spirituality, religiosity, cross-cultural issues, addictions

Charlie Blair-Broeker

Teacher, Cedar Falls High School, Iowa

David C. Blore, BSc.

Consultant Psychotherapist and Author, David Blore Associates Ltd.

Post trauma growth experiences, EMDR

Susan Bluck, Ph.D.

Asst Professor, Ctr for Gerontological Studies & Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Florida

Positive fns of autobiographical memory, wisdom, lifespan Devel.

Dr Dale Blyth

Director, Center for 4-H Youth Development, Univ. of Minn.

Leaf Van Boven, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept. of Psychology and Neuroscience, Univ. of Colorado Boulder

Julienne E. Bower, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Science, UCLA

Positive coping with trauma, finding meaning, and health

Aymee Branch

Graduate Student, College of Organizational Studies, Alliant International Univ.

Leadership, happiness

Glenn S. Brassington

Asst Professor, Dept of Psychology, Sonoma State Univ.

Performance & health psychology

Ingrid Brdar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Dept of Psychology, Univ of Rijeka

Social competence, coping with academic stress

Charles Brewer, Ph.D.

Professor, Furman Univ.

Jennifer Bright, MA

Claremont Graduate University

Commitment among volunteers of non-profit organizations

Ailis Brosnan, M.Ed.

Senior Health Promotion Officer, HSE

Positive emotions, well-being, emotional intelligence

Scott R. Brown

Counselor, Michigan State University

Flow, religious orientation

Stephen L. Brown, Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies, Southern Illinois Univ.

Health-related aspects of PP

Patricia Bruininks, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Department Chair, Whitworth Univ.

Psychophysiology of hope, altruism

Fred Bryant, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychology, Loyola Univ., Chicago

Savoring, anticipation, reminiscence, enjoyment

Linda Buchsbaum, MSW

Psychotherapist, Jewish Family Services

Patricia Bullen

Lecturer, Psychology Dept, Univ. of Auckland

Well-being, development, goals, motivation, flow

Donna Burgess


Resiliency, optimism, self-esteem

Justin W. Bush, M.Ed.

Psychologist, Positive Development for Youth and Families

Hope, positive emotions, well-being, positive youth development

David M. Buss, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology Dept, Univ. of Texas

Genetics of happiness

Tig Calvert, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, Psychology, St Mary's College, Twickenham, UK

Teaching Positive Psychology

Kim S. Cameron, Ph.D.

Professor, School of Business, University of Michigan

Human virtues in organizations

Nancy Cantor, Ph.D.

Chancellor, Syracuse Univ.

Kristen F. Cantrell

Graduate Student, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Wyoming

Optimism group interventions & subjective well-being

Michael Carey, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology Dept, Syracuse Univ.

Gustavo Carlo, Ph.D.

Professor, Univ. of Missouri

Culture, socialization, prosocial and moral develop.

Kenneth Carter, Ph.D.

Assoc Professor of Psychology, Oxford College, Emory Univ.

Scott C. Carvajal, Ph.D., MPH

Assoc. Member, Cancer Prevention and Control, Univ. of AZ Health Science Ctr

Optimism, hope, adolescent health, youth wellness

Charles Carver, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Miami

Optimism, appetitive motivation

Christopher Castro

Mental Health Clinical Specialist, Contra Costa Mental Health

Strength building, alternatives to materialism, developmental disabilities


Maria Martina Casullo, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept. of Psychology. Univ of Buenos Aires

Well being and attachment

Edward Chang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychology Dept, Univ. of Michigan

Culture and subjective well-being

Weining C. Chang, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor, Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate School of Medicine

Culture, resilience, subjective well being

Sungkun Cho

Graduate Student, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Hawaii

Positive psychology & chronic pain

John Christopher, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor, Dept of Health & Human Devel., Montana State Univ.

Indigenous conceptions of well-being, cultural psychology

Gerald Clore, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Virginia

Positive emotions, judgment, decision-making, memory


Jane A. Coddington

Principal/Consultant, Breakthrough! Consulting and Coaching

Thriving and optimal functioning

Daniel A. Coffman, Ph.D.

Clinical Health Psychologist, Coffman Consulting

Self-regulation training, competence, flow

Patricia M. Colby, Ph.D.

Head of School, Montessori Center School of Santa Barbara

Goals, well-being, identity, & narratives of the self

Michael Lamport Commons, Ph.D.

Dept of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Positive adult development, positive institutions

AnneMarie Conley

Assistant Professor, Univ. of California Irvine

Love of learning, motivation, goals

Andrew J. Cook, Ph.D.

Assoc Professor, School of Medicine, Dept of Anesthesiology, Univ of Virginia

Aging, coping with chronic pain & illness

Kaye Cook, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, Gordon College

Understandings of values by Hmong, Cambodian, & Sudanese immigrants

Stephane Cot

Professor, Univ. of Toronto

Charles F. Cozzens, MBA

Assoc. Professor, School of Business, Utah Valley State College

Phillip J. Cozzolino

Lecturer, Dept. of Psychology, Univ. of Essex

Effects of financial inequities, volunteerism, & death acceptance

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ph.D.

Director, Quality of Life Research Ctr, Claremont Graduate Univ.

Flow states, creativity, youth development

Robert A. Cummins

Professor of Psychology, Deakin Univ., Dir, Australian Ctr on Quality of Life

Subjective well-being

Ms. Katherine Dahlsgaard

Psychologist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Jefferey A. Daniels, Ph.D.

Asst Professor, Dept of Counseling & Educational Psychology, Indiana Univ.

Hope, positive behavior

Daiva Daukantaite

Lecturer, Lund University

Positive adaptation, subjective well-being

Chris David, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Dept of Psychology, Carleton Univ.

Coping, well-being, growth

Susan David, MA

Evidence Based Psychology

Emotional intelligence

Debra Davis, MA

Account Manager- Health Systems, American Cancer Society

Work engagement & spirituality

Pamela Davis-Kean, Ph.D.

Institute for Research on Women & Gender; Faculty Associate, Program of Ed. & Psychology, Univ. of Mich.

Self-esteem measures for young children. Positive outcomes of good achievement.

Brooke L. Dean

Clinical Psychologist

Social stigma, well-being, & positive social identity

Edward L. Deci, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Rochester

Self-determination, motivation, subjective well-being

Ronald J. Deluga, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Social Sciences, Bryant College

Robert Demick, M.Ed.

Sr. Technical Recruiter, Wimmer Solutions

ADHD adolescents and resiliency in educational settings

Meliksah Demir

Assistant Professor, Northern Arizona University

Friendship and happiness

Paul Dennis, Ph.D.

Player Development Coach, Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)

Positive Psychology & athletic performance

Marco DiBonaventura, M.S.

Vice President, Health Outcomes, Kantar Health

Optimism, immune system, health

Joyce R. Dickens, M.S.

Adjunct Professor, Dept of Psychology, Broward Comm. College

Addiction treatment, teaching Positive Psych.

Ed Diener, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Illinois

Subjective well-being, happiness, life satisfaction

Ana C. DiRago

Postdoctoral Resident, Kaiser Permanente

Resilience, subjective well-being, humor

Aiste Dirzyte, Ph.D.

Owner, Institute of Management and Psychology

Well-being, optimism in business success, PP with prisoners

Laura E. Dreer, Ph.D.

NIH Research Fellow, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham

Problem-solving skills & character strengths of people with disabilities

Diane Dreher, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Santa Clara Univ.

Optimism, leadership, spirituality, vocation identity development

Loren Duffy, B.A. ,M.Sc

Director of Leadership and Transformation, Advanced Organization Director, Loren Duffy Consulting

Well-being, fulfillment, self-efficacy

Elisa Dulcey-Ruiz, M.A.

Director and Researcher, Fundación Cepsiger para el Desarrollo Humano

Aging and Positive Psychology

Karen D. Dunn

Founder and CEO, Transcendent Women, LLC

Post-traumatic growth in women

Jane E. Dutton, Ph.D.

Professor of Org. Behavior, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Michigan

Organizations, compassion, caring, emotions and work

Starr Eaddy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biology and Health Promotions, St. Francis College

Sensation seeking

Lisa M. Edwards, Ph.D.

Research Fellow, Dept of Psychology, Univ of Notre Dame

Biculturalism, well-being & hope

Chrizanne Van Eeden, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, Dept of Psychology, Potchefstroom Univ., South Africa

Well-being, personal growth, resilience, quality of life

Michael Eid, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Education and Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin

Happiness, culture, resilience, psychometrics, genes, environments

Roy Eidelson, Ph.D.

Director, Eidelson Consulting

John Eldred, ABD

Senior Lecturer, Organizational Dynamics, Univ. of Pennsylvania

Positive organizational politics

Andrew Elliot, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Rochester

Approach vs. avoidance motiv., subjective well-being

Timothy Elliot, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University

Recovery from disabling injuries, hope, problem solving

Robert Emmons, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of California Davis

Goals, gratitude, spirituality, subjective well-being

Mascha Enthoven

Professor, Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Resilience of adolescents in education

Elissa S. Epel, Ph.D.

Professor, Health Psychology Program, Univ. of California

Health, stress resiliency

Randy Ernst

Teacher, Lincoln High School, Nebraska

Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D.

Psychologist, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital

Brain reward systems, emotion, psychotherapy

Julie Exline, Ph.D.

Asst Professor, Dept of Psychology, Case Western Reserve Univ.

Humility; forgiveness; altruistic love, religion & spirituality

Antonella Delle Fave, MD

Professor, Dipartimento LITA Vialba, Universita Degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Optimal experience, individual development, cultural evolution

David Henry Feldman, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Child Development, Tufts Univ.

George Feldman, Ph.D.

Behavioural Psychotherapist

Health psychology, occupational psychology, evolutionary psychology

Thaddeus Ferber

Vice President, Policy Advocacy, The Forum for Youth Investment

Emilio Fereira, Ph.D.

Profesor Emerito de la Universidad del Zulia

Human comprehension & oral development

Dora C.D. Finamore, Ed.D.

Faculty at University of Phoenix, Kaplan University, and Northcentral University

PP & play therapy

Amy Fineburg

Teacher, Homewood High School, Alabama


Mickie Fisher

Psychologist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Forgiveness, self-knowledge

Brian R. Flay, Ph.D.

Professor, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University

Positive youth development, prevention

John Forbes

Owner, Delta Psychology

PP interventions, positive functioning & mood disorders

Peter M. Forster, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer and Course Leader, Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester

Teaching Positive Psychology, benefits of online communities

Maria Fotiadou, M.Sc. in Health Psych

Founder, Life Treasure Collector

Families & cancer, children & chronic illness, well-being, optimism

Natalie C. Frank, Ph.D.

Asst Professor of Psychology, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Hartford

Chronically ill children, psychoneuroimmunology

Natasha Fratello, M.S.

Asst Professor, Dept of Psychology, American River College


Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychology, Univ of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Positive emotions, interventions in children

Alexandra M. Freund, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Applied Psychology, Life-Management, Univ. of Zurich

Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, Univ. of California

Personality, health, self-healing, charisma, positive mental health and longevity

Nico H. Frijda, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Amsterdam

Martin Fuhr, MD

Asst. Prof, Dept of Pedagogical Psychology, Danish Univ. of Education

Humor, coping strategies, character strength

Paul Fulton, Ed.D.

Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School


Integration of meditation & psychotherapy

Andrea Furst

Graduate Student, Sport Psychology, Griffith Univ, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Optimism and sports

Shelly Gable, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept. of Psychology, UC Santa Barbara

Cara Gardenswartz, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist


Transitions, depression, addiction, trauma history, Gay/Lesbian issues

Howard Gardner, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Ed.

Intelligence, wisdom, creativity, positive youth development

Andrew L. Geers, Ph.D.

Asst Professor, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Toledo

Optimism, affect, social support, health, occupation choices

Beth Gensner, MA

Psychologist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Applied PP, resilience, mental illness

Roberta George-Curran, M.A.

Founding Member, Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Emotion, mood, emotional intelligence, well-being, hope, coping, resilience

Nicholas JS Gibson

John Templeton Foundation

Religious cognition: head and heart knowledge of God

Omri Gillath, MA

Associate Professor, Social Psychology, University of Kansas

Attachment, sexuality, evolutionary psychology

Janet F. Gillespie, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor, Dept of Psychology, State Univ. of New York

Quality of life, gratitude, altruism, civic engagement

Tan Ai Girl, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, National Institute of Education, Singapore

Creativity & well-being

Marcie C. Goeke-Morey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Catholic Univ. of America

Jennifer Gosk

Housing Support Coordinator, Front St. Inc.

Empowerment of at-risk youth, resiliency in youth, optimism

Jennifer Gerif Green
Melanie Green, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychology Dept., Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Suzy Green

Founder, The Positivity Institute

Life-coaching, well-being

James J. Gross, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychology, Stanford Univ.

Jonathan Haidt, Ph.D.

Professor, Social Psychology, New York Univ. Stern School of Business

Morality and the moral emotions, including elevation and awe

Jean Hamilton, MD

Environmental health and “Health and Design” Consultant, Integral Health Solutions

Gender & PP; neurobiology of flow

Sean T. Hannah, Ph.D.

Professor of Management, Tylee Wilson Chair in Business Ethics, Wake Forest University

Leadership development, authenticity, leadership efficacy, moral develop.

John Haworth, Ph.D.

Visiting Research Fellow, Manchester Metropolitan Univ., UK

Work, leisure and well-being

Austen Hayes, Ph.D.

Behavioral Consultant, Private Practice

Enhancing & developing strengths, hope & opportunity

Ethan Haymovitz, M.S.S.W.

Grants Officer, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

Self, gender, sexual orientation. positive interventions

Annette Heinemeyer

Executive Manager, Capable Software

Aquisition/construction of coherent sets of values

Roderick D. Hetzel, Ph.D.

Psychologist, Counseling Services – Student Life, Baylor Univ.

PP & therapy

Anthony Hewitt

Director, Anthony Hewitt Consultancy Ltd.

Posttraumatic growth, addiction, PP

Melissa J. Himelein, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Univ of North Carolina, Asheville

Rob Hoff

Chair, Department of Psychology, Mercyhurst College

Optimism, creativity in the arts, flow

Laurie Hollis-Walker, M.A.

Doctoral candidate, clinical psychology, York Univ

Civic engagement, non-violent activism, emotion & narrative

James W. Hovey

President, The Fox Companies

Gary Howlett, M.S.

School Psychologist, Edmonds School District, Seattle

VIA, learning, resilience, social justice

Jeremy Paul Hunter

Research Director, The Quality of Life Research Center, Claremont Graduate Univ.

Veronika Huta, B.Sc.

Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Univ. of Ottawa

Hedonic vs. eudaimonic pursuits & well-being; VIA strengths & resilience

Paolo Inghilleri, MD , Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Cultural and Environmental Heritage; Chair of Social Psychology, Universita Degli Studi di Milano

Flow states, cultural evolution, well being

Derek Isaacowitz

Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Northeastern Univ.

Successful aging, well-being

Susan Jackson, Ph.D.

Senior Research Fellow, School of Human Movement Studies, Univ. of Queensland, Austral.

Flow states, lifespan physical activity

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication, Annenberg School of Communication, Univ. of Pennsylvania

Civic engagement

John A. Johnson, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychology, Penn State Univ.


Virtues, compassion, attention, gratitude

Jennifer Johnston, LMHC, RYT

Director, Education Initiate & Yoga Programs, Research Clinician, Mind/Body Medical Institute

Nurturing joy, hope, optimism, recognizing strengths

Thomas E. Joiner Jr., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Dept of Psychology, Florida State Univ.

Meaning in life, hope, hopelessness

Lauren V. Kachorek

Psychologist, Private Practice

VIA, positive therapy, chronic illness

Ashraf Kagee, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology, Stellenbosch Univ.

Cultural aspects of coping

Daniel Kahneman, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, Princeton U.

Happiness, well-being

Patrice Kam, Ph.D.

Part-Time Professor, School of Psychology, Univ of Ottawa

Motivation, healthy aging, families, social skills

Shanmukh V. Kamble

Reader, Dept. of Psychology, Karnatak Univ.

Emotions, coping with stress, growth

Todd B. Kashdan

Asst Professor, Dept of Psychology, George Mason Univ

Treatment/prevention, curiosity, positive emotions

Dai Kato

Research Fellow at Center for the Study of Conflict, Collaboration and Creative Governance, University of Colorado at Boulder

Positive conflict facilitation & Positive org. change

Carol M. Kauffman, Ph.D.

Founder, Director, Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Optimal performance, Positive Psych. Assessment Inventory

James C. Kaufman, Ph.D.

Asst Professor, Dept of Psychology, California State Univ. at San Bernardino


Sheila M. Kearney, Ed.D. , Ed.M. ,M.Ed.

President, Kearney-Woolfolk LLC

PP in workplace and in economic outcomes

Dacher Keltner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Psychology Dept, Univ. of California Berkeley

Laughter, health

Kenneth S. Kendler, MD

Dept of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth Univ.

Jerry L. Kernes, Ph.D.

Asst Professor of Psychology, Univ of La Verne

Meaning in life, values, good life

Irina Khramtsova, Ed.D.

Asst Professor, Dept of Psychology & Counseling, Arkansas State Univ.

Life purpose, cross-cultural research

Laura A. King, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor, Psychological Sciences, Univ.of Missouri

Goals, motivation, subjective well-being

Leslie D. Kirby, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, Psychology, Vanderbilt Univ.

Judith Kleinfeld, Ed.D.

Professor of Psychology, Univ. of Alaska

Feeling of freedom, flow

Deirdre Kramer, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice

Joachim Krueger, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychology, Brown Univ.

Robert F. Krueger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychology, Director, Minnesota Twin Registry, Univ. of Minn.

Akhilesh Kumar, PGDM-HR

HR Manager & HR Controller, Henkel

Well being, optimism, self-efficacy

Jaime Kurtz

Assistant Professor, Psychology, James Madison University

Savoring, bittersweet emotions, affective forecasting

Mauritis G.T. Kwee, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist; Faculty Member, Taos Institute; Tilburg University Ph.D. Program; Founder of the Institute for Relational Buddhism

Buddhism, Qi, humor, liberation, happiness & satori

Kevin L. Ladd, Ph.D.

Assistant Prof., Dept. of Psychology, Indiana Univ., South Bend

Prayer: Affects, cognitions, & physical behaviors

Debbie Laible, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Development Psychology, Lehigh Univ.

Reed Larson, Ph.D.

Professor, Human & Community Development, Univ. of Illinois

Kathleen A. Lawler, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Tennessee

Forgiveness, spirituality, cardiovascular health

Gary Leak, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology Dept, Creighton Univ.

Goal strivings, identity, spirituality & well-being

Tim LeBon, M.Phil, M.A.

Psychotherapist, Consultant

Wisdom, decision-making, emotions, well-being, philosophy

Suzanne C. Lechner

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Univ. of Miami

Positive growth from life-threatening illnesses

Yueh-Ting Lee, Ph.D.

Professor, Univ. of Toledo

Intergroup/interpersonal relations, ethnopolitical conflict

Darrin Lehman, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of British Columbia

Dmitry Leontiev, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychology, Moscow State Univ., Russia

Meaning, personality development, self-determination

Chantal Levesque, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology, Purdue College of Education

Marvin Levine, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Dept of Psychology, SUNY, Stony Brook

Happiness, Buddhism, Yoga, and Western psychology

Becca Levy, Ph.D.

Director, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division, Yale Univ.

Positive Psych & aging

Alexander Libin, Ph.D.

Scientific Director of Simulation and Education Research, SiTEL and MedStar Health Research Institute

Technology, robotic psychology, complex interactive systems

Eric W. Lindsey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Applied Psychology

P. Alex Linley

Founding Director, Capp EU

Post-traumatic growth, strength-based psychotherapy

Yan Liu, Ph.D.

Postdoc, Department of Psychiatry, University of Calgary

Positive CBT, mental disorders, aging, global health

Paul Lloyd, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Southeast Missouri State Univ.

Peak Performance, teaching Positive Psychology

George Loewenstein, Ph.D.

Dept of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon Univ.

Curiosity, happiness

Paulo N. Lopes

Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior, Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics

Shane J. Lopes, Ph.D.

Professor of the Practice, Organizational Behavior, Univ. of Kansas

Courage, hope, hope interventions

David Lubinski, Ph.D.

Dept of Psychology, Vanderbilt U.

Ian Lustick, Ph.D.

Professor, Political Science Dept, Univ. of Pennsylvania

Fred Luthans, Ph.D.

University and Distinguished Professor of Management, Emeritus, U. of Nebraska

Psychological Capital, Positive Leadership

Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of California, Riverside

Happiness, self-reflection

Ismail B. Maakip, M.Phil

Lecturer & Researcher, School of Psychology & Social Work,University Malaysia Sabah

Developing positive skills

Atara MacNamara, M.A.

Associate Professor, Centralia College

PP, optimism, healthy aging

Steven Macramalla

Lecturer, Psychology, San José University

Peace-making, Arab-Israeli conflict, life wisdom, mind-body wellness

James E. Maddux, Ph.D.

Professor & Director of Clinical Training, Dept of Psychology, George Mason Univ.

PP & clinical psychology, self-efficacy

Bertram Malle, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology, Brown Univ.

Sireesha Mamidenna

Assistant Professor, ICFAI Business School

Sam S. Manickam, Ph.D.

Professor, Clinical Psychology, J.S.S. Univ., India

Empathy, tolerance, Indian thought

Raphael Marcus, Ph.D.

Retired Professor, Behavioural Science, McGill Univ.

Educating parents on raising children

Susan K. Marell, Ph.D., LMSW

Professor, Dept of Psychology, St. Thomas Aquinas College

Clinical applications of PP

P. Marutham, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist


P. Marutham, Ph.D.

Psychologist, India

Empowerment of women, growth

Anthony Mascola, MD (PPN)

Director of Ongoing Education & Evidence Based practice, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine

Motivation, health behaviors, negotiation and mediation

David Mashburn, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice

Work satisfaction, job fit, flourishing

Michael D. Matthews, Ph.D.

Professor of Engineering Psychology

Strengths & virtues role in adapting to stressful occupations

Tom Matthews, M.Ed.

Postgraduate Student, Univ. of Canterbury, New Zealand

PP interventions, prevention for youth, forgiveness, optimism

Douglas R. May, Ph.D.

Professor & Director of International Center for Ethics in Business, university of Kansas

Meaning at work, positive ethics

Darryl Mayberry, Ph.D.

Associated Professor, Monash University

Impact of positive events on mood, subjective well-being

Donna Mayerson, Ph.D.

Director, VIA Institute

Neal Mayerson, Ph.D.

Chairman & Founder, VIA Institute on Character

Dan P McAdams, Ph.D.

Professor, Department Chair, Clinical Psychology, Personality Psychology

Richard McCarthy, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, Provost, Vice-Chancellor, Vanderbilt Univ.

Clark McCauley, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, Co-Director, Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, Bryn Mawr Univ.

Martha K McClintock, Ph.D.

Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Chicago

Keith McConnell, Ph.D.

Psychologist and Trainer

Personal growth, groups, sports psychology, diversity

Michael E. McCullough, Ph.D.

Director, Evolution and Human Behavior Lab, Univ. of Miami

Spirituality, religion, forgiveness, humility

Thomas V. McGovern, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Dept of Integrative Studies, Arizona State Univ West

Values & strengths in multicultural life narratives & contemporary literature

Tracy McLaughlin-Volpe, Assistant Professor, Emerson College
Jay McLean, MA

Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Canterbury

Positive stress

Dana McMakin

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh

Jenni Menon, MA

Assistant Professor, College of Education, University of South Florida

Purpose, character strengths (humility), exemplary individuals, adolescence

Adam Miller, Psy.D.

Psychiatrist, Private Practice

Spirituality & resilience in bereavement

Bruce Nils Miller, Ph.D.


Values, morality, wisdom

Joan Miller, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, Director of Undergraduate Studies, New School for Social Research

Rick Miller, Ph.D.

Professor & Chair, Dept of Psychology, Univ of Nebraska at Kearney

Terror management & risk-taking

Joanna Mitchell, MPsych Clin

Wellbeing Manager at AFL Players’ Association

PP online interventions, trauma, depression, anxiety.

Sidney N Mitchell, Ph.D.

Asst Professor, Education & Human Development, Univ. of Maine

Expectations, aspirations, motivation, & beliefs of control

Jay K Mitra, Ph.D.

Professor, Faculty of Management Studies, Univ. of Delhi, India

Bjorg-Elin Moen

Project Manager, Mind: AS

Developing strengths, optimism

Aaron Moffett, M.S.

Associate Professor, Psychology, California State University San Bernardino

Optimism, life skills, disabilities

Dr. Yogesh Mohan, M.D.

M, Saveetha Univ.; Visiting Faculty, SAIIIHR

Estelle M. Morin, Ph.D.

Professor, Management Dept, HEC Montreal

Work meaning, well-being, quality of work life

Jennifer Ann Morrow, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Educational Psychology & Counseling

Spirituality, social support, resiliency) and adult health

Terry Morrow, M.S.

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, College of Health Care Sciences, Nova Southeastern University

Life coaching, strengths, EQ, conflict resolution, spirituality, community

Lipi Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.

Professor, Centre for Behavioral Science, Indian Institute of Public Administration, India

Subjective well-being, strengths, emotional & social intelligence

Sandra Murray, Ph.D.

Professor, Social-Personality Area Head, Univ. at Buffalo, State University of New York

Close relationships, love

Margaret M. Mustelier

Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice

Integration of psychoanalysis, biology, & PP


David G. Myers, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology Dept, Hope College

Happiness, spirituality, religion

Anders Myszak, B.Sc.

External Lecturer, University of Copenhagen

Organizational psychology, cultural differences in well-being

Jeanne Nakamura

Associate Professor, Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University

Charlan J. Nemeth, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology Dept, Univ. of California Berkeley

Ellie Neveling, RN, BS

Owner, Ellie Neveling, RN, MEd, Counseling Services

Resil. & optimism in women

Dr Heather Johnston Nicholson

Director of Research, Girls Inc., National Resource Center

Ingrid Nielsen, Ph.D.

Associate Lead (Research & Research Training) Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash Univ.

Subjective quality of life in urban China

Apolonia Niemirowski

PhD candidate, Dept Psychology, University of Adelaide (Australia)

Stress resilience, hardiness, proactive coping

Jack B. Nitschke, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Depts. of Psychiatry and Psychology, Univ. of Wisconsin

Ian Nussey, B. Psych

Psychologist, Ian Nussey Psychology

Positive child development, strengths based interventions

Kristin Koetting O'Byrne

Director, Wellness and Well-Being Solutions

Courage, health promotion, prevention

Alison Ogier-Price

Professor, Organisation Development Institute

Happiness, well-being

Elaine H. Olaoye, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychology, Director, Brookdale Positive Psychology Center

Virtues, teaching Positive Psychology

Anthony D. Ong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Human Development, Cornell University

Measurement of intraindividual emotional variability in older adults

Evgeny Osin

Psychologist, Positive Psychology UK

Authenticity, meaning, autonomy

Jennifer M. Ostovich

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behavior, McMaster University

Yasumasa Otsuka, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Hiroshima University, Japan

Positive emotions in the workplace

Acacia Parks

Assistant Professor, Psychology, Hiram College

Depression prevention, positive psychology interventions

William Pavot, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychology, Southwest Minnesota State University

Assessment of subjective well-being

James O. Pawelski, Ph.D.

Director of Education & Senior Scholar, Positive Psychology Center, Univ. of Pennsylvania

Philosophy & PP, positive interventions, teaching & coaching

Lewes Peddell, Ph.D.

Asst Professor, Director, Sunderman Conservatory of Music, Gettysburg College

Achieving flow in musical activity

Maribeth Pender, M.S.

Assistant Director, Counseling Services, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services

Positive Psychology of adolescents

Ginger Pennington

Visiting Assistant Professor, Northwestern University

Susan K. Perry, Ph.D.

Social psychologist / author, Los Angeles

Positive intimate relationships, accessing creativity

Madelon L. Peters, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychology, Maastricht Univ, Netherlands

Resilience, optimism, self-efficacy, health, chronic pain, psychopathology

Miroslava Petkova, Ph.D.

Psychologist, Medical Faculty, Trakia University Stara Zagora

Well-being & happiness

Karen Pittman, Ph.D.

Co-Founder, President, CEO, The Forum for Youth Investment

Teegalapelly Prasad, Ph.D.

Asst Professor, Dept of Org. Behavior, National Institute of Industrial Engineering, India

Inspirational leadership

Robert R. Provine, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County

Laughter, humor, group behavior, neuroscience

Jayde Pryzgoda, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist, Madigan Healthcare System

Posttraumatic growth, mindfulness

Briony D. Pulford, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Univ. of Leicester, UK

Self-beliefs, confidence, judgment

Marissa A. Raderman

Family/Marriage Counselor, Private Practice

Art therapy, flow & chronic pain, narrative therapy

Brandy A. Randall, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Child Development & Family Science, N. Dakota State Univ.

Prosocial, moral & youth develop., relationships

Marc Lee Raphael, Ph.D.

Professor of Religion, College of William and Mary

Religion, ethics and spirtuality

Tayyab Rashid

Clinical Psychologist

Cross-cultural PP

Heather N. Rasmussen

Clinical Psychologist (Behavioral Analysis)

Courage, health promotion, forgiveness

Kevin Rathunde, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Family & Consumer Studies, Univ. of Utah

Mark Rayney

Administrator, Positive words dictionary


Positive Psychology, English, Positive words

Roni Reiter-Palmon, Ph.D.

Professor, I/O Psychology, Univ. of Nebraska, Omaha

Creativity, leadership, PP in the workplace, optimism

Arthur J. Reynolds

Professor, Early Childhood Development, Univ. of Minnesota

School achievement, positive youth development

Frances Reynolds, Ph.D.

Reader – Occupational Therapy, Dept. of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University

Personal growth in chronic illness; successful aging

Gholam Reza Nikrahan, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in psychology, The University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

Positive Psychology

Bonnie Parnell Riechert, Ph.D.

Director, Public Relations Program, Belmont University

Optimism, org. communications

Timothy D. Ritchie, MA

Lecturer and Departmental Research Coordinator, University of Limerick, Ireland

Memory of pleasant events, positive affect, meta-cognition, mindfulness

Nancy M. Robinson, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita, University of Washington

Chelley Rounda

Owner, HQ: The Happiness Foundation

Resilience, virtue, strengths, clinical

Edward Royzman

Lecturer, Psychology, Univ. of Pennsylvania

Empathy, aesthetic experience, forgiveness

Paul Rozin, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, Univ. of Pennsylvania


Willibald Ruch, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Zurich

Humor, laughter, strengths & virtues

Donald A. Russell, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Counseling, Providence Theological Seminary

Character strengths, virtues & flow in psychotherapists

Richard Ryan, Ph.D.

Professor, Clinical and Social Psychology, Univ. of Rochester

Self-determination, subjective well-being, vitality

Carol Ryff, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, Univ. of Wisconsin

John Rynne, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Psychology, Griffith Buisness School, Griffith Univ

Organisational well being

Stan Sadava, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Brock Univ.

Positive health psychology, attachment

Kiran Kumar K. Salagame, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Mysore, India

Consciousness, meditation, holistic health

Peter Salivey, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, President, Yale Univ.

Health, health prevention

Earl S. Schaefer, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Univ of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Religious, spiritual, political, economic ideology, marital relationships

Dawie Scheepers

Team Leader, Queensland Health

Health, resilience and wellness

Ulrich Schimmack, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, Univ. of Toronto

David Schkade, Ph.D.

Professor of Management and Strategy, UC San Diego

Tamera R. Schneider, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor, Dept of Psych, Wright State Univ.

Health promotion, stress, resiliency

Tatjana Schnell, Ph.D.

Asst Professor, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Innsbruck, Austria

Meaning, religion & religiosity

Sarah A. Schnitker

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary

Patience, character development, spirituality, gratitude

Jonathan Schooler, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept. of Psychological and Brain Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Peter Schulman

Executive Director, Positive Psychology Center, Univ. of PA

Amy Schultz, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist, Oregon Passionate Aging and Living

Holistic health for elders

Kathryn Goldman Schuyler, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor, California School of Org. & Management, Alliant International Univ.

Somatically based learning, organizational health

Arthur J. Schwartz, Ed.D.

Executive Vice President, Templeton Foundation

Barry Schwartz, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology Dept, Swarthmore College

Positive psychology in the workplace

David Schwartz, Ph.D.

Neuropsychologist, Powers Ferry Psychological Associates

Norbert Schwartz, Ph.D.

Professor, Institute for Social Research, Univ. of Michigan

Suzanne C. Segerstrom, Ph.D.

Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Kentucky

Leslie Sekerka, Ph.D.

Professor, Menlo College

Well-being in the workplace, positive transformation

Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Pennsylvania

Positive Psychology

Ana Maria Serra, Ph.D.

Diretora Proprietária, Diretora do Curso de Especialização em TC, Instituto de Terapia Cognitiva

Positive Psychology in therapy, optimism in children/adolescents

Marie C. Shafe, Ed.D.

Professor Emerita, Graduate Studies in Counseling, 

Rollins College

PP, relationships, & resiliency

Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D.

Asst Professor, Dept of Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara Univ.

Mindfulness meditation, compassion, prevention, growth & development

Kennon Sheldon, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology Dept, Univ. of Missouri

Motivation, creativity, psych. needs, cooperation

Rebecca Shiner, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychology, Colgate Univ.

Bill Shuart, Ph.D.

Dir, Research Institute at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln NE

Applications of positive psych in medical rehabilitation

Barry Silber, M.A.

Psychology Professor, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL

Humor, laughter, cognitive therapy, happiness

Paul Silvia, Ph.D.

Asst Professor, Dept of Psychology, Univ of North Carolina, Greensboro

Interest and curiosity; development of interests

Julian G. Simmons

Research Fellow, Dept of Psychiatry, Univ of Melbourne, Australia

Affective neuroscience, emotion processing & regulation

Dean Keith Simonton, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of California Davis

Wisdom, intelligence

Jefferson A. Singer, Ph.D.

Dept of Psychology, Connecticut College

C.S. Singhal, Ph.D.

Assoc Professor, Center for Behavioural & Org. Develop., Nat'l Institute of Rural Develop., India


Human factors in rural develop., org, behaviour & development change

Fuschia M. Sirois, M.A.

Professor of Psychology, Bishop’s University

Well-being & chronic illness, control, adaptation to illness

Colette Smart, M.A.

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology, Univ. of Victoria

Adaptation to chronic & terminal illness; optimism & illness

Lawrence W. Smith, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice; Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Washington School of Medicine

Positive Psychology applications

Moria J. Smoski

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke Univ.

C.R. Snyder, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology Dept, Univ. of Kansas


Hope and forgiveness interventions

Thomas J. Socha, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Communication & Theatre Arts, Old Dominion Univ.

Positive communication in families

Ognen Spasovski

Teaching Fellow, Dept. of Psychology, Skopje Univ., R. of Macedonia

Affective states & traits, optimism, stress, impact on cognition & health

Susan H. Spence, Ph.D. , MBA

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Griffith Univ.

Beverly Hardcastle Stanford, Ph.D.

Dir, Center for Research on Ethics & Values, Azusa Pacific Univ; Education

Resiliency and perseverance; character development

Annette L. Stanton, Ph.D.

Professor of Health Psychology, Univ. of California Los Angeles

Ursula M. Staudinger, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, Jacobs University, Germany

Intelligence, wisdom, meaning in life

Tracy Steen, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice

Positive psychology interventions

Robert J. Sternberg

Provost, Professor of Psychology, Oklahoma State Univ.

Intelligence, creativity, love

Dr. Peter Stevens

Professor of Biology, Univ. of Missouri St. Louis; Curator, Missouri Botanical Garden

Katleen De Stobbeleir

Ph.D. Candidate, HRM Centre, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Belgium

Dan Stone, Ph.D. , C.P.A

Endowed Research Chair, Univ. of Kentucky

Materialism, financial attitudes, debt, well-being

Jeffrey R. Stowell, Ph.D.

Dept of Psychology, Eastern Illinois Univ.

Lynn Strole, MSW, LCSW

Psychiatrist, Yadkin Valley Community Hospital

Depressive & anxiety disorders

Ernesto Suarez, Ph.D.

Senior Professor of Social Psychology, Univ. of La Laguna, Spain

Environmental psychology, urban design, social participation

Rena Subotnik, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Gifted Education Policy

Eunkook M. Suh, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychology,

Yonsei University

Culture, self, subjective well-being

Shannon Suldo, Ph.D. , NCSP

Associate Professor, School Psychology Program, Univ. of South Florida

Life satisfaction in children, education & subjective well-being

Andy Sumpter

Senior Lecturer, Dept of Social Work, Univ. of Wolverhampton, England

Management ,neuro linguistic programming, organisations, children

Lone Svinth, M.Sc.

PhD Fellow, Department of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark

Daycare interventions with children

Debbie Swick

Management Consultant, Kansas

Dissemination of PP through education & application

Amy Szarkowski, Ph.D.

Psychologist, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program, Department of Otolaryngology, Boston Children’s Hospital

Positive aspects of disabilities, optimism, spirituality

Vladimir Taksic

Professor, Dept of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka

Emotional intelligence

Andrew Tang, Ph.D.

Health Psychologist, HealthPsy

Cultural & health issues in youth & family develop.

June P. Tangney, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychology, George Mason Univ.

Forgiveness, gratitude, humility

Margarita Tarragona, Ph.D.

Director, PositivaMente Margarita Tarragona

Ty Tashiro

Discovery Network’s Fit and Health Channel

Shelley E. Taylor, Ph.D.

Dept of Psychology, UCLA

Health, positive illusions

Shawn N. Thompson, Ph.D.

Psychologist, Behavioral Analysis, Private Practice

Health-related quality of life, buffers to racist experiences

Todd M. Thrash, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Dept of Psychology, College of William & Mary

Motivation, inspiration, and personality

Linda Klebe Trevino, Ph.D.

Professor of Organizational Behavior, Pennsylvania State Univ.

Ethical behavior in organizations

Harry Triandis, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Psychology Dept, Univ. of Illinois

Michele M. Tugade, Ph.D.

Psychology Dept, Vassar College

Positive emotions, resilience

Douglas Turner

Corporate Vice President, Talent Development, Balfour Beatty Construction Services

Business applications of PP

John A. Updegraff

Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Kent State Univ.

Subjective well-being, optimism, post-trauma growth & adaptive coping

Gitendra Uswatte, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Dept of Psychology, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham

Kindness, hope, recovery from physical & psychological traumas

George Vaillant, MD

Dept of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women's Hospital

Raul Valdivia-Murgueytio, BA, MSc

Education and Learning Manager, Mundi Global Education Center

Subjective well-being in adolescents

Henck P.J.G. Van Bilsen

Head of Programs and Psychology, St. Andrews Healthcare

Personality disorders, psychopathy, developing good character

Sharon Vandivere

Senior Research Scientist, Child Trends

Ramiro Gutierrez Vasquez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Dept of Psychology, Univ. Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Health, resilience, therapy

Leigh Ann Vaughn, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychology, Ithaca College

Juan Manuel Torres Vega

Professor, Dept of Humanities, Universidad Iberoamericana Torreon (Mexico)

Optimism, happiness, teaching positive psychology, prevention, flow

Nathaniel G. Wade, Ph.D.

Asst Professor, Dept of Psychology, Iowa State Univ.

Forgiveness, spirituality & religion in therapy

Jasen M. Walker, Ed.D.

President and Director of Services, Corporate Education and Consultation

Organizational, school & family applications of Positive Psych

Greg Wallace

Research Fellow, National Institute of Mental Health

Savants, intelligence

Richard Walsh, Ph.D.

Organizational Leadership BA Program Director, Lewis University

Workplace benefits, organizational interventions

Suzanne Wandersman, Ph.D.

Member, Board of Scientific Affairs, APA

Ronald E Warner, Ed.D.

Professor Emeritus, Ryerson Univ, Adjunct professor, counseling psychology, Univ of Toronto

Chester C Warzynski

Executive Director of Organizational Development, Georgia Institute for Technology

Workforce sustainability, actor-network theory of leadership

Alan S Waterman, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Psychology, College of New Jersey

Identity formation, intrinsic motivation, self-realization, eudaimonism

Christian Waugh

Professor of Psychology, Wake Forest Univ.

Positive emotions, empathy, curiosity

Jeffrey Dean Webster, M.Ed.

Instructor, Dept of Psychology, Langara College

Wisdom, reminiscence, attachment

Jacqueline Welborn, CSAC II

Counselor, Private Practice

Resilience, happiness, meditation

Timothy D. Wilson, Ph.D.

Dept of Psychology, Univ. of VA

Shannon Wiltsey-Stirman

Research Staff Psychologist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Ellen Winner, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Dept. of Psychology, Boston College

Marie P. Wissing

Professor, Dept. of Psychology, North-West Univ., South Africa


Adrienne Withall, B.Sc.(Hons) , Ph.D.

Psychology Researcher, Univ. of New South Whales

Positive Psych, depression, aging, neuropsychology, health psychology.

James D. Woest, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Business & Management, Hope International Univ.

PP in the workplace, organizational interventions

Steve Wolin, MD

Co-Director, Project Resilience


Sybil Wolin, Ph.D.

Co-Director, Project Resilience


Paul Wong, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Trent Univ. and Trinity Western Univ.; Independent Practice


Alex M Wood

Professor, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling

Well-being, gratitude, positive emotions, SWB, humour, therapy

Monica Worline, Ph.D.

Visiting Faculty, UC Irvine, Univ. of Michigan

Amy Wrzesniewski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Yale Univ.

Meaning of work, identity, work orientation

Cai Xing, M.A.

Professor of Psychology, Renmin Univ. of China

Emotional regulation, attention, decision making, aging

Nicole Yohalem

Director, Special Projects, The Forum for Youth Investment

Lisa Pytlik Zillig, Ph.D.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln