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Dr. James Pawelski Bio

James O. Pawelski , Ph.D. is Director of Education and Senior Scholar in the Positive Psychology Center and Adjunct Associate Professor of Religious Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Having earned a Ph.D. in philosophy, he is the author of The Dynamic Individualism of William James, in which he presents a major new interpretation and application of the work of this seminal philosopher and psychologist.

He has also authored articles on the history of philosophy and its application to human development. His current research interests include connections between positive psychology and the various disciplines in the humanities, the philosophical underpinnings of positive psychology, and the development, application, and assessment of interventions in positive psychology. He is editor of the philosophy section of the Oxford Handbook of Happiness (2013), co-editor of The Eudaimonic Turn: Well-Being in Literary Studies (2013), co-editor of Human Flourishing: An Anthology of Eudaimonic Poetry (in progress), a member of the Advisory Board of the Ernest L. Boyer Center, and a member of the Editorial Boards of William James Studies, International Coaching Psychology Review, the Journal of Positive Psychology, and Psychology of Well-Being.

Dr. Pawelski is the founding director of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches courses on positive interventions and the humanities and human flourishing. A sought-after international keynote speaker and workshop leader who regularly makes presentations in Spanish as well as English, he is also the founding Executive Director of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) and a charter member of its Board of Directors.

See James Pawelski's website: www.jamespawelski.com

 

James O. Pawelski, Ph.D. es director de educación y académico del Centro de Psicología Positiva de la Universidad de Pennsylvania. Tiene un doctorado en filosofía y ha publicado artículos sobre la historia de la filosofía y su aplicación para el desarrollo humano. Es el autor de The Dynamic Individualism of William James (El Individualismo Dinámico de William James), que está próximo a ser publicado por SUNY Press, y es compilador de The Roots of Virtue: Philosophical Reflections on Positive Psychology (Las Raíces de la Virtud: Reflexiones Filosóficas sobre la Psicología Positiva), obra en proceso).

Sus intereses de investigación incluyen los fundamentos filosóficos de la psicología positiva, la filosofía y la psicología del desarrollo del carácter y el desarrollo, aplicación y evaluación de intervenciones de psicología positiva. En el Centro de Psicología Positiva, el Dr. Pawelski es el responsable de desarrollar iniciativas educativas en psicología positiva, que incluyen la Maestría en Psicología Positiva Aplicada (MAPP), el primer programa de posgrado en psicología positiva del mundo.

Además de su trabajo administrativo y de investigación, el Dr. Pawelski también es profesor y practicante de la psicología positiva. Es uno de los docentes principales del programa MAPP, donde imparte cursos sobre intervenciones positivas, da conferencias sobre psicología positiva en diferentes foros y es un líder en la aplicación de la psicología positiva y la filosofía al coaching.