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Positive Psychology Faculty at Universities

 

The following is an alphabetized list of some of the many universities with faculty who have an interest in Positive Psychology. The first section is a list of schools that have two or more faculty with an interest in Positive Psychology. The second section is a list of schools with one Positive Psychology faculty. We hope this list helps undergraduates, graduate students and others with an interest in Positive Psychology find programs where they can pursue their interests. This list is not comprehensive and probably not entirely up to date, but we collected as much information as we could and is to the best of our knowledge.

If you would like to be added to this list, send an email to Peter Schulman.

Autonoma University of Madrid, Spain

Bernardo Moreno-Jimenez
Email address: bernardo.moreno@ uam.es
Faculty webpage: http://www.uam.es/ss/Satellite/Psicologia/es/1242653779730/1242653417014/persona/detallePDI/Moreno_Jimenez,_Bernardo.htm
Interests: Resilience, Hope, Proactivity, Positive emotions, Cognitive flexibility, and Self-regulation
Eva Garrosa
Email address: eva.garrosa@ uam.es
Faculty webpage: http://portal.uam.es/portal/page/profesor/epd2_profesores/prof2511
Interests: Personality and Emotions, Positive Occupational Health Psychology
Raquel Rodriguez-Carvajal
Email address: raquel.rodriguez@ uam.es
Faculty webpage: http://www.uam.es/ss/Satellite/Psicologia/es/1242653779730/1242653417226/persona/detallePDI/Rodriguez-Carvajal,_Raquel.htm
Interests: Self-regulation, Emotional labor, Goal-setting, Personality, Cognitive flexibility, Well-being and Flow

Boston College

Ellen Winner
Email address: ellen.winner.1@ bc.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www2.bc.edu/~winner/
Interests: Learning and cognition in the arts in typical and gifted children
Maya Tamir
Email address: maya.tamir.1@ bc.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www2.bc.edu/~tamirm/
Interests: Emotions; Emotion Regulation; Well-Being
Lisa Feldman Barrett
Email address: lisa.barrett.1@ bc.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www2.bc.edu/~barretli/
Interests: Emotion; The structure of emotion

University of British Columbia

Darrin Lehman
Email address: dlehman@ psych.ubc.ca
Faculty webpage: http://www.psych.ubc.ca/%7Edlehman/
Interests: Cross-cultural research; health psychology; counterfactual thinking.
Georgia Pomaki
Email address:
Faculty webpage:
Interests:
Jonathan Schooler
Email address: jschooler@ psych.ubc.ca
Faculty webpage:
Interests: Affective forecasting

Bucks New University

Matthew Smith
Email address: matthew.smith@bucks.ac.uk
Faculty webpage: http://bucks.ac.uk/whoswho/profile/303777
Interests: Positive Emotions; Luck; Flow
Piers Worth
Email address: piers.worth@bucks.ac.uk
Faculty webpage: http://bucks.ac.uk/whoswho/profile/011129
Interests: Creativity; Positive Aging; Impact of Positive Psychology Interventions on Health

University at Buffalo

Sandra Murray
Email address: smurray@ buffalo.edu
Faculty webpage: http://wings.buffalo.edu/soc-sci/psychology/people/faculty/murray.html
Interests: Positive illusions in romantic relationships; Positive Relationships
Brett Pelham
Email address: brettpel@ acsu.buffalo.edu
Faculty webpage: http://wings.buffalo.edu/soc-sci/psychology/people/faculty/bwpelham.html
Interests: Social Perception; Positive or Negative Associations of Self

University of California (Berkeley, San Francisco, San Diego)

Elissa S. Epel (UCSF)
Email address: eepel@ lppi.ucsf.edu
Faculty webpage: http://healthpsych.ucsf.edu/epel.htm
Interests: Chronic Stress in Family Caregivers
Susan Folkman (UCSF)
Email address: olkman@ ocim.ucsf.edu
Faculty webpage: http://healthpsych.ucsf.edu/folkman.htm
Interests: Positive and Negative Emotions related to Physical Health; Caregiving, Bereavement, and Chronic Illness, primarily in those with HIV/Aids
Dacher Keltner (UCB)
Email address: keltner@ socrates.berkeley.edu
Faculty webpage: http://ls.berkeley.edu/dept/psychology/faculty/profiles/dkeltner.html
Interests: Emotion; Social Interaction; Conflict and Negotiation; Culture
Judith Moskowitz (UCSF)
Email address: moskj@ ocim.ucsf.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.osher.ucsf.edu/About/bios/moskowitz.aspx
Interests: Coping and Emotion in the context of Health-related Chronic Stress
Charlan Nemeth (UCB)
Email address: unpublished
Faculty webpage: http://psychology.berkeley.edu/faculty/profiles/cnemeth.html
Interests: Influence Processes; Psychology of creative scientists, artists and entrepreneurs
David Schkade (UCSD)
Email address: dschkade@ ucsd.edu
Faculty webpage: http://rady.ucsd.edu/faculty/directory/schkade/
Interests: Psychology of Judgment; Decision Making

University of California, Davis

Robert Emmons
Email address: raemmons@ ucdavis.edu
Faculty webpage: http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/faculty/Emmons/
Interests: Religiousness and Spirituality in conjunction with Self and Identity, Well-Being
Phillip Shaver
Email address: prshaver@ ucdavis.edu
Faculty webpage: http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/faculty/Shaver/
Interests: Close Relationships; Emotion
Dean Keith Simonton
Email address: dksimonton@ ucdavis.edu
Faculty webpage: http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/Simonton/
Interests: Genius; Creativity; Leadership; Aesthetics

University of California, Los Angeles

Julienne E. Bower
Email address: jbower@ psych.ucla.edu
Faculty webpage:
Interests:
Alan Fiske
Email address: afiske@ ucla.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/anthro/faculty/fiske/
Interests: Human Relationships
Shelly Gable
Email address: gable@ psych.ucla.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.uclapsychlab.com/macrel/homepage.htm
Interests: Motivation; Emotion; Health; Well-Being; Close Personal Relationships
Jean Phinney
Email address: jphinne@ calstatela.edu
Faculty webpage:
Interests:
Annette Stanton
Email address: astanton@ ucla.edu
Faculty webpage: http://portal.ctrl.ucla.edu/npi/institution/personnel?personnel_id=66568
Shelley Taylor
Email address: taylors@ psych.ucla.edu
Faculty webpage: http://taylorlab.psych.ucla.edu/
Interests: Social support; Social Cognition; Self-Regulation, Stress and coping; Positive Illusions

University of California, Riverside

Ruth Chao
Email address: ruth.chao@ ucr.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.psych.ucr.edu/faculty/chao/index.html
Interests: Asian immigrant family socialization; Parental Belief Systems
Howard Friedman
Email address: Howard.Friedman@ ucr.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.faculty.ucr.edu/~friedman/
Interests: Personality and Health; Nonverbal Expressiveness; Charisma
Sonja Lyubomirsky
Email address: sonja.lyubomirsky@ ucr.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.faculty.ucr.edu/~sonja/
Interests: Cognitive, Motivational, and Behavioral Processes in Subjective Happiness, The Architecture of Sustainable Happiness Cultural Influences on Happiness Responses to Depression

University of Cambridge

Nick Baylis
Email address: Cambridge@ nickbaylis.com
Faculty webpage:
Interests:
Felicia Huppert
Email address: fah2@ cam.ac.uk
Faculty webpage: www.cambridgewellbeing.org
Interests: Positive Emotions; Subjective Well-Being; National Indicators of Well-Being; Population Studies; Life-Course Approach

Claremont Graduate University

Tiffany Berry
Email address: tiffany.berry@ cgu.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.cgu.edu/pages/976.asp
Interests: Positive Developmental Psychology; Positive Youth Development; Program Evaluation
Mikhaly Csikszentmihalyi
Email address: miska@ cgu.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.cgu.edu/pages/4751.asp
Interests: Positive Developmental Psychology; Creativity and Innovation; Managing Flow
Stewart Donaldson
Email address: stewart.donaldson@ cgu.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.cgu.edu/pages/904.asp
Interests: Positive Organizational Psychology; Theory-driven Evaluation of Positive Psychology Interventions; Well-being; Positive Sports Psychology
Jeremy Hunter
Email address: jeremy.hunter@ cgu.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.cgu.edu/pages/2706.asp
Interests: Self-Management
Jeanne Nakamura
Email address: Jeanne.Nakamura@ cgu.edu
Faculty webpage: http://qlrc.cgu.edu/jeanne.htm
Interests: Positive Developmental Psychology; Good Mentoring
Becky Reichard
Email address: becky.reichard@ cgu.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.cgu.edu/pages/976.asp
Interests: Positive Organizational Behavior & Leadership Development
Jason Siegel
Email address: jason.siegel@ cgu.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.cgu.edu/pages/4661.asp
Interests: Positive Social and Health Psychology
Laura Wray-Lake
Email address: laura.wray-lake@ cgu.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.cgu.edu/pages/7966.asp
Interests: Positive Developmental Psychology; Values & Civic Engagement

University of Colorado at Boulder

Peter McGraw
Email address: peter.mcgraw@ colorado.edu
Faculty webpage: http://PeterMcGraw.org
Interests: Judgment; Emotion; Choice; Humor
Leaf Van Boven
Email address: vanboven@ Colorado.EDU
Faculty webpage: http://psych.colorado.edu/~vanboven/Home.html
Interests: Judgment; Emotion; Decision; Intuition

Cornell University

Alice Isen
Email address: ami4@ cornell.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.johnson.cornell.edu/faculty/profiles/Isen/
Interests: Affect; Social Interaction; Thought Processes
Anthony Ong
Email address: ado@ cornell.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.human.cornell.edu/che/Features/bio.cfm?netid=ado4
Interests: Resilience, Positive Emotions, Social Connectedness

Emory University

Melvin Konner
Email address: antmk@ emory.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.anthropology.emory.edu/FACULTY/ANTMK/
Interests: Anthropological Behavior Development
Corey Lee Keyes
Email address: corey.keyes@ emory.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.sociology.emory.edu/ckeyes/Index.html
Interests: Mental Health, Subjective Change, Positive Social Relationships, Generativity
Monica Worline
Email address: mworlin@ emory.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.goizueta.emory.edu/faculty/MonicaWorline/index.html
Interests: Organizational Psychology, Courage

George Mason University

Todd B. Kashdan
Email address: tkashdan@ gmu.edu
Faculty webpage: http://mason.gmu.edu/%7Etkashdan/
Interests: Social Anxiety, Character Strengths, and Related Phenomena
James Maddux
Email address: jmaddux@ gmu.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.gmu.edu/departments/psychology/homepage/madd.html
Interests: Personal Effectiveness/Control on Psychological Adjustment and Behavior

Harvard University

Tal Ben-Shachar
Email address: ben@ fas.harvard.edu
Faculty webpage: www.talbenshahar.com
Interests: Self-Esteem, Meditation/Yoga, Leadership, Positive Psychology
Howard Gardner
Email address: hgasst@ pz.harvard.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.pz.harvard.edu/PIs/HG.htm
Interests: Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Dan Wegner
Email address: wegner@ wjh.harvard.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.wjh.harvard.edu/~wegner/
Interests: Perception and Cognition Control

University of Illinois

Dov Cohen
Email address: dcohen@ s.psych.uiuc.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.psych.uiuc.edu/people/showprofile.php?id=17
Interests: Cultural Continuity and Change
Ed Diener
Email address: ediener@ s.psych.uiuc.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.psych.uiuc.edu/~ediener/index.html
Interests: Subjective Well-Being

Johns Hopkins

Stephen Drigotas
Email address: drigotas@ jhu.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.psy.jhu.edu/fs/faculty/drigotas.htm
Interests: Close Relationships
Jessica Glazer
Email address: jglazer4@jhu.edu
Faculty webpage: http://carey.jhu.edu/career_services/cs_biographies/jessica_glazer.html
Interests: Positive career counseling; Strengths-based counseling; Romantic relationships; Romantic relationship dissolution in early and emerging adulthood; Resilience; Childhood resilience; Subjective well being in the media

University of Kansas

Omri Gillath
Email address: ogillath@ ku.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.psych.ku.edu/faculty_Omri_Gillath.html
Interests: Close Relationships; Attachment, Caregiving and Sexual Mating Systems
Todd Little
Email address: yhat@ ku.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.psych.ku.edu/faculty_Todd_Little.html
Interests: Motivation, Self-Regulation
Shane Lopez
Email address: sjlopez@ mail.ku.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.soe.ku.edu/pre/faculty_staff/LopezS.php
Interests: Hope; Character Education; Psychosocial Factors in Academic Achievement
Sarah Pressman
Email address: pressman@ ku.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.ppc.sas.upenn.edu/ppfaculty.htm

Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

Claire Fialkov
Email address: Claire_fialkov@mspp.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.mspp.edu/about/faculty/fialkov.asp
Interests: Appreciative Inquiry; Character Strengths; Leadership
Erik Gregory
Email address: Erik_Gregory@mspp.edu
Faculty webpage: www.mspp.edu; www.erikgregory.com
Interests: Positive Adaptive Leadership; Positive Psychology; Resiliency; Organizational Psychology
David Haddad
Email address: David_Haddad@mspp.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.mspp.edu/about/faculty/haddad-david.asp
Interests: Team Building; Cultivating Strengths; Collaborative Evaluation

University of Miami

Jean-Philippe Laurenceau
Email address: jlaurenceau@ miami.edu
Faculty webpage:
Interests:
Mike McCullough
Email address: mmccullough@ umiami.ir.miami.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.psy.miami.edu/faculty/mmccullough/Index.html
Interests: Psychology and Biology of Human Prosociality; Forgiveness; Reconciliation; Gratitude

University of Michigan

Edward Chang
Email address: changec@ umich.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/psych/people/directory/profiles/faculty/?uniquename=changec
Interests: Adjustment; Optimism and Pessimism; Perfectionism; Social Problem Solving
Jane Dutton
Email address: janedut@ umich.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.bus.umich.edu/FacultyBios/FacultyBio.asp?id=000119663
Interests: Organization Conditions Enabling Thriving
Jacque Eccles
Email address: jeccles@ umich.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/psych/people/directory/profiles/faculty/?uniquename=jeccles
Interests: Family and School Influences on Development
Afton Hassett
Email address: afton@ med.umich.edu
http://www.med.umich.edu/painresearch/staff/index.htm
Interests: Positive health, Positive affect/Affective balance in chronic pain
Shinobu Kitayama
Email address: kitayama@ umich.edu
Faculty webpage: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/shinobu.kitayama/home
Interests: Self Evaluation, Emotional Experience and Well-Being
Richard Nisbett
Email address: nisbett@ umich.edu
Faculty webpage: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/richard.nisbett/home
Interests: Culture; Social Class; Aging
Chris Peterson
Email address: chrispet@ umich.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/psych/people/directory/profiles/faculty/?uniquename=chrispet
Interests: Cognitive Personality, Well-Being, Character Strengths and Virtues Classification
Norbert Schwarz
Email address: nschwarz@ umich.edu
Faculty webpage: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/norbert.schwarz/home
Interests: Social Cognition

Middle Tennessee State University

Tom Brinthaupt
Email address: tbrintha@ mtsu.edu
Faculty webpage: http://mtsu32.mtsu.edu:11311/
Interests: Social Personality, Psychology of Self, Group Dynamics
Bill Compton
Email address: wcompton@ mtsu.edu
Faculty webpage: www.mtsu.edu/~wcompton
Interests: Well-being, Stress, East/West Psychology
John Pennington
Email address: jpenning@ mtsu.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.mtsu.edu/~psych/faculty.htm
Interests: Social/personality, Social Judgment processes, Identity Regulation

University of Missouri

Laura A. King
Email address: KingLA@ missouri.edu
Faculty webpage: http://psychology.missouri.edu/person.php?frompage=faculty&user=kingla
Interests: Personality Psychology, Well-being, Motivation, Meaning in Life, The Good Life
Kennon Sheldon
Email address: SheldonK@ missouri.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.missouri.edu/~psycks/
Interests: Affect of Personal Goals on Development and Well-Being

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Gustavo Carlo
Email address: gcarlo@ unl.edu
Faculty webpage: http://psycweb.unl.edu/psypage/faculty.asp?id=17
Interests: Individual and Cultural Correlates of Positive Social and Moral Behaviors
Richard Dienstbier
Email address: rdienstbier1@ unl.edu
Faculty webpage: http://psycweb.unl.edu/psypage/faculty.asp?id=33
Interests: Motivation, Emotion, Human Sexuality
Fred Luthans
Email address: fluthans1@ unl.edu
Faculty webpage: http://cba.unl.edu/people/fluthans/

University of North Carolina

Melanie Green (Chapel Hill)
Email address: mcgreen@ unc.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.unc.edu/~mcgreen/
Interests: Power of Narrative to Change Beliefs
Barbara Fredrickson (Chapel Hill)
Email address: blf@ email.unc.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.unc.edu/peplab/
Interests: Emotions; Well-Being
Melissa J. Himelein (Asheville)
Email address: himelein@ unca.edu
Faculty webpage: http://facstaff.unca.edu/himelein/
Interests: Health Psychology; Psychology of Women
Paul Silvia (Greensboro)
Email address: p_silvia@ uncg.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.uncg.edu/~p_silvia/
Interests: The self; Self-Awareness; Self-Motivation; Cognition; Emotion

University of Pennsylvania

Angela Duckworth
Email address: angela.duckworth@ gmail.com
Faculty webpage: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~duckwort/
Interests: Self control and Grit
Adam Grant
Email address: granta@ wharton.upenn.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.management.wharton.upenn.edu/grant/
Interests: Work motivation, Prosocial helping and giving, Job design and meaningful work, Employee initiative and proactivity, Leadership, and Burnout
Karen Reivich
Email address: reivich@ psych.upenn.edu
Faculty webpage:
Interests: Resilience, Optimism, Teaching Positive Psychology and Resilience, Coaching
James Pawelski
Email address: pawelski@ psych.upenn.edu
Faculty webpage:
Interests: Philosophical Underpinnings of Positive Psychology, Positive Humanities, Positive Interventions, Character Development, Life Coaching
Paul Rozin
Email address: rozin@ psych.upenn.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.psych.upenn.edu/~rozin/
Interests: Ethnopolitcal Conflict; Developmental, Evolutionary, Positive Psychology
Martin Seligman
Email address: seligman@ psych.upenn.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.ppc.sas.upenn.edu/
Interests: Positive Psychology; Optimism; Learned Helplessness, Depression
Richard Summers
Email address: summersr@ mail.med.upenn.edu
Faculty webpage: Under Construction
Interests: Positive Emotions in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Strength Development in Psychotherapy and Positive Psychology Interventions

University of Rochester

Richard Ryan
Email address: ryan@ psych.rochester.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.psych.rochester.edu/faculty/ryan/
Interests: Human Motivation; Personality Development; Well-Being
Harry Reis
Email address: harry.reis@ rochester.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.psych.rochester.edu/faculty/reis/
Interests: Social Interactions, Close Relationships

Stanford University

James Gross
Email address: james@ psych.stanford.edu
Faculty webpage: http://psychology.stanford.edu/~james/
Interests: Emotion; Emotion Regulation
Mark Lepper
Email address: lepper@ psych.stanford.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www-psych.stanford.edu/faculty/lepper.html
Interests: Social

Swarthmore College

Jane Gillham
Email address: jgillha1@ swarthmore.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/jgillha1/
Interests: Clinical Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Education
Barry Schwartz
Email address: bschwar1@ swarthmore.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/bschwar1/
Interests: Psychology & Economics; Intrinsic/Extrinsic motivation; Human Values
Andrew Ward
Email address: award1@ swarthmore.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/award1/
Interests: Social

University of Texas

David M. Buss
Email address: dbuss@ psy.utexas.edu
Faculty webpage: http://homepage.psy.utexas.edu/homepage/Group/BussLAB/AboutDavid.htm
Interests: Evolutionary Human Mating Strategies; Social relationships
James Pennebaker
Email address: pennebaker@ psy.utexas.edu
Faculty webpage: http://homepage.psy.utexas.edu/homepage/faculty/pennebaker/Home2000/JWPhome.htm
Interests: Social Psychology & Psychosomatics; Language and Health; Traumatic Events

Texas Tech University

Clyde Hendrick
Email address: clyde.hendrick@ ttu.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/psy/psy.php?page=faculty/chendrick
Interests: Close Relationships
Susan Hendrick
Email address: susan.hendrick@ ttu.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/psy/psy.php?page=faculty/shendrick
Interests: Close Relationships; Love; Sex Attitudes, Relationship Satisfaction, Gender
Darcy Reich
Email address: darcy.reich@ ttu.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/psy/psy.php?page=faculty/dreich
Interests: Expectancy-Related Biases in Social Judgments and Interpersonal Behaviors
Chris Robitschek
Email address: Chris.Robitschek@ ttu.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/psy/psy.php?page=faculty/crobitschek
Interests: Humanism; Holistic Approach to Counseling

University of Utah

Lisa G. Aspinwall
Email address: lisa.aspinwall@ psych.utah.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.psych.utah.edu/people/faculty/aspinwall/index.php
Interests: Interpersonal Processes; Self Regulation; Health
Cindy Berg
Email address: cynthia.berg@ psych.utah.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.psych.utah.edu/people/faculty/berg/index.php
Interests: Diversity; Interpersonal Processes; Social-Developmental; Self Regulation; Health
Kevin Rathunde
Email address: kevin.rathunde@ fcs.utah.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.fcs.utah.edu/~rathunde/UUweb/
Interests: Adolescent Development
Carol Sansone
Email address: carol.sansone@ psych.utah.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.psych.utah.edu/people/faculty/sansone/
Interests: Diversity; Interpersonal Processes; Social-Developmental; Self Regulation

Vanderbilt University

Camilla Persson Benbow
Email address: camilla.benbow@ vanderbilt.edu
Faculty webpage: http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/depts/psych_and_hd/smpy/camilla_benbow.htm
Interests: Developmental Psychology; Creativity; Eminence; Giftedness
Elisabeth Dykens
Email address: elisabeth.dykens@ vanderbilt.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/psychological_sciences/Dykens
Interests: Mental retardation, Clinical Psychology
Leslie Kirby
Email address: leslie.kirby@ vanderbilt.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/psychological_sciences/kirby
John Lachs
Email address: john.lachs@ vanderbilt.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/philosophy/faculty/lachs.html
Interests: Human Nature; Philosophy
David Lubinski
Email address: david.lubinski@ vanderbilt.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/psychological_sciences/Lubinski
Interests: Quantitative Methods

University of Virginia

Gerald Clore
Email address: gclore@ virginia.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.virginia.edu/psychology/people/detail.php?id=22
Interests: Cognition; Decision and Judgment Making
Jon Haidt
Email address: haidt@ virginia.edu
Faculty webpage: http://wsrv.clas.virginia.edu/~jdh6n/
Interests: Morality; Moral Emotion; Elevation; Awe; Cultural and Positive Psychology
Shigehiro Oishi
Email address: soishi@ virginia.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.people.virginia.edu/~so5x/index.htm
Interests: Social Ecology; Culture; Well-Being
Tim Wilson
Email address: tdw@ virginia.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.people.virginia.edu/~tdw/
Interests: Affective Forecasting, Self-Knowledge, Social Cognition, Attitudes, Stereotyping, Values

University of Waterloo

John Holmes
Email address: jholmes@ watarts.uwaterloo.ca
Faculty webpage: http://www.psychology.uwaterloo.ca/people/faculty/jholmes/index.html
Interests: Interpersonal Relationships
Steve Spencer
Email address: sspencer@ watarts.uwaterloo.ca
Faculty webpage: http://www.psychology.uwaterloo.ca/people/faculty/sspencer/index.html
Interests: Motivation; Self; Stereotyping
Joanne Wood
Email address: jwood@ watarts.uwaterloo.ca
Faculty webpage: http://www.psychology.uwaterloo.ca/people/faculty/jwood/index.html
Interests: Dispositional Self-Esteem; Savoring; Emotion Regulation
Mark Zanna
Email address: mzanna@ watarts.uwaterloo.ca
Faculty webpage: http://www.psychology.uwaterloo.ca/people/faculty/mzanna/index.html
Interests: Psychology of Attitudes

University of Wisconsin

Jeana L. Magyar-Moe
Email address: jmagyarm@ uwsp.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.uwsp.edu/psych/jmagyarm/
Interests: Positive psychology, diversity issues, therapy process & outcome, the scholarship of teaching & learning
Arthur J. Reynolds
Email address: areynolds@ Waisman.Wisc.Edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/cls/arthur.htm
Interests: Prevention Research; Program Evaluation; Child Development
Carol Ryff
Email address: cryff@ wisc.edu
Faculty webpage: http://psych.wisc.edu/faculty/bio/NewRyff.html
Interests: Well-Being and Social Influences

Yale University

John Bargh
Email address: John.Bargh@ yale.edu,
Faculty webpage: http://www.yale.edu/psychology/FacInfo/Bargh.html
Interests: Cognition; Motivation; Emotion
June Gruber
Email address: june.gruber@ yale.edu
Faculty webpage: www.yalepeplab.com
Interests: Positive emotion & psychopathology
Joseph Mahoney
Email address: Joseph.Mahoney@ yale.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.yale.edu/psychology/FacInfo/Mahoney.html
Interests: Social Adjustment; Development; Well-Being
Peter Salovey
Email address: Peter.Salovey@ yale.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.yale.edu/psychology/FacInfo/Salovey.html
Interests: Social Psychology; Personality
Jerome Singer
Email address: jerome.singer@ yale.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.yale.edu/psychology/FacInfo/Singer.html
Interests: Conscious Experience; Personality
Robert Sternberg
Email address: robert.sternberg@ yale.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.yale.edu/rjsternberg/
Interests: Higher Mental Functions; Styles of Thinking; Leadership; Love and Hate
Edward Zigler
Email address: edward.zigler@ yale.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.yale.edu/bushcenter/
Interests: Child Development and Social Policy


The following universities have one faculty that we are aware of who have in interest in Positive Psychology.

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Gitendra Uswatte
Email address: guswatte@ uab.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.psy.uab.edu/uswatte.htm
Interests: Character Strengths

University of Arkansas

Elizabeth Howlett
Email address: BHowlett@ walton.uark.edu
Faculty webpage: http://waltoncollege.uark.edu/directory.asp?id=ehowlett

Avila University

Maria Hunt
Email address: Maria.Hunt@ avila.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.avila.edu/class/spotlights/hunt.asp
Interests: Healthy Psychology and mindfulness

Bellevue University

Carolyn M. Youssef
Email address: Carolyn.youssef@ bellevue.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.bellevue.edu/faculty/faculty-profiles/youssef-carolyn.aspx

Brandeis University

Derek Isaacowitz
Email address: isaacowitz@ brandeis.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.brandeis.edu/departments/psych/faculty/isaacowitz.html
Interests: Life-Span Development; Emotion in Adulthood and Old Age.

Brown University

Bertram Malle
Email address: Bertram_malle@ brown.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Psychology/people/bertrammalle.html
Interests: Human Behavior; Social Interaction; Folk Theory of Mind

California State University, Northridge

Gregory C. Jackson
Email address: gregory.jackson@ csun.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.csun.edu/edpsy/career.html
Interests: Positive psychology in career counseling and development

Chapman University

Shari Young Kuchenbecker
Email address: kuchenbe@ chapman.edu
Faculty webpage:
Interests: Empathy, development and prosocial behaviors; women's non-linear paths including community service, life satisfaction & longevity; proactive formative evaluation to increase volunteer youth sport coach quality behaviors

Charles Sturt University

Darryl Maybery
Email address: dmaybery@ csu.edu.au
Faculty webpage: http://www.csu.edu.au/faculty/arts/humss/staff.html
Interests: Health Psychology; Mental Health; Well-Being

Clark University

Lene Jensen
Email address: ljensen@ clarku.edu
Faculty webpage: Under Construction
Interests: Civic Engagement in Immigrants, Moral Development

Colorado State University

Michael Steger
Email address: michael_f_steger@ yahoo.com
Faculty webpage: michaelfsteger.com
Interests: Meaning in life, posttraumatic growth and resilience, and positive psychology in psychopathology and health psychology research

Columbia University

Sheena Iyengar
Email address: ss957@ columbia.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/psychology/fac-bios/IyengarS/faculty.html
Interests: Choice; Decisions

University of Connecticut

Joel Kupperman
Email address: Joel.Kupperman@ uconn.edu
Faculty webpage: http://vm.uconn.edu/~wwwphil/faclist4.htm
Interests: Philosophy, The Good Life, Ethics

University College Cork (Ireland)

Zelda Di Blasi
Email address: z.diblasi@ ucc.ie
Faculty webpage: http://www.ucc.ie/en/ppi/Members/ResearchStaff/ZeldaDiBlasi/
Interests: Positive Emotion; Happiness/Well-being; Meditation/Yoga; Gratitude; Placebo Effect

Duke

Daniel S. Bowling, III
Email address: bowling@ law.duke.edu
Faculty webpage: www.law.duke.edu/fac/ bowling

University of Florida

Monika Ardelt
Email address: ardelt@ soc.ufl.edu
Faculty webpage: http://web.clas.ufl.edu/users/ardelt/
Interests: Human Development; Aging; Wisdom, Purpose in Life, Religiosity, Dying Well

Fielding Graduate University

Pamela B. Rutledge
Email address: prutledge@ fielding.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.fielding.edu/whyFielding/spotlights/spotlightDetails.aspx?Channel=%2FChannels%2FAdmissions&WorkflowItemID=66fc1959-cb22-4cdd-b851-c0da4ea22b0c
Interests: Media psychology, positive use of media, media and social change

Florida State University

Roy Baumeister
Email address: baumeister@ psy.fsu.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.psy.fsu.edu/~baumeistertice/index.html
Interests: Self; Emotion; Social Rejection/Belongingness; Self-esteem; Quest for Meaning

Furman University

Charles Brewer
Email address: charles.brewer@ furman.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.furman.edu/depts/psychology/brewer/index.htm
Interests: Learning; Memory; History of Psychology

George Washington University

Steve Wolin
Email address: steven@ projectresilience.com
Faculty webpage: http://projectresilience.com/index.htm
Interests: Resiliency

Hendrix College

Patricia Bruininks
Email address: bruininks@ hendrix.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.hendrix.edu/psychology/psychology.aspx?id=3701
Interests: Difference Between Hope and Optimism; Trait of Hopelessness; Hope and Decision-Making; Measuring Emotional Experience

Hope College

David Myers
Email address: myers@ hope.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.hope.edu/academic/psychology/myers/index.html
Interests: Social Psychologist; Psychological science writer

James Madison University

Kenneth E. Barron
Email address: barronke@jmu.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.psyc.jmu.edu/psycsciences/people/barron.html
Interests: Motivation, Positive Psychology

Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Bob Reese
Email address: rcreese@ jchs.edu
Faculty webpage: NA
Interests: Performance; Health Psychology

University of Jyväskylä

Sofia Kauko-Valli
Email address: sofia.kauko-valli@ econ.jyu.fi
Faculty webpage: https://www.jyu.fi/ajankohtaista/arkisto/2008/02/tapahtuma-2008-02-27-15-33-27-613707

Kent State

Manfred Van Dulmen
Email address: mvandul@ kent.edu
Faculty webpage: http://dept.kent.edu/psychology/facultybios/vandulmen.htm
Interests: Interpersonal Relationships, Behavior

University of Kentucky

Suzanne Segerstrom
Email address: scsege0@ uky.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.uky.edu/AS/Psychology/faculty/segerstr.html
Interests: Personality; Cognition; Emotion; Physiological Effect of Stressors

LA College International

R. Dean Colston
Email address: rdeanc@ msn.com
Faculty webpage: http://www.lac.edu/los-angeles-colleges/our-faculty
Interests: Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement; Emotional Intelligence and Leadership; Positive Institutions

Lehigh University

Debbie Laible
Email address: del205@ lehigh.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inpsy/laible.htm
Interests: Parent-Child Discourse, Attachment

University of Louisville

Patrick Possel
Email address: Patrick.possel@ louisville.edu
Faculty webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/departments/ecpy/faculty/poessel/
Interests: Prevention of depression; mind-body connection

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Marie Dacey
Email address: marie.dacey@ mcphs.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.mcphs.edu/directories/bio.aspx?ID=202
Interests: Positive Aging, Behavioral Health

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rosalind Picard
Email address: picard@ media.mit.edu
Faculty webpage: http://media.mit.edu/~picard
Interests: Affective computing, technology for helping people with empathy, emotion support and communication

McGill University

John Abela
Email address: john.abela@ mcgill.ca
Faculty webpage: http://www.psych.mcgill.ca/faculty/abela.html
Interests: Depression; Resiliency

Memorial University

Greg Radu
Email address: gmradu@ mun.ca
Faculty webpage: https://www.med.mun.ca/Medicine/Faculty/Radu,-G.aspx
Interests: Resilience, Self-regulation, Positive emotions and character and Positive psychology interventions use in psychiatric practice

Metropolitan State College of Denver

Alexis Karris
Email address: akarris@ mscd.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.mscd.edu/searchchannel/jsp/directoryprofile/profile.jsp?uName=akarris
Interests: VIA-IS character strengths, happiness, and optimal living

Michigan State University

Richard Lucas
Email address: lucasri@ msu.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.msu.edu/user/lucasri/
Interests: Personality and Emotion; Function of pleasant affect; Causes of life satisfaction

Eastern Michigan University

Brian Bruya
Email address: bbruya@ emich.edu
Faculty webpage: http://people.emich.edu/bbruya/
Interests: Flow, Effortlessness, Spontaneity, Improvisation, Wisdom Education, Character Strengths and Virtues

University of Minnesota

Robert F. Krueger
Email address: krueg038@ umn.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.psych.umn.edu/people/faculty/krueger.htm
Interests: Personality disorders; Behavior Genetics; Mental Disorders; Quantitative Methods

Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)

Dianne Vella-Brodrick
Email address: Dianne.Vella-Brodrick@ med.monash.edu.au
Faculty webpage:http://www.med.monash.edu.au/spppm/research/staff/dvbrodrick.html
Interests: Positive psychology interventions, orientations to happiness (pleasure, engagement and meaning), workplace well-being.

University of Montana-Missoula

David Schuldberg
Email address: david.schuldberg@ umontana.edu
Faculty webpage: http://psychweb.psy.umt.edu/www/facultyDetails.aspx?id=714

New School for Social Research

Joan Miller
Email address: millerj@ newschool.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.newschool.edu/lang/faculty.aspx?id=1704
Interests: Motivation; Moral Judgment; Close Relationships; Theory of Mind; Attachment

New York University

Amy Wrzesniewski
Email address: awrzesni@ stern.nyu.edu
Faculty webpage: http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~awrzesni/
Interests: Making Meaning in the Workplace; Organizational Psychology

Norfolk State University

Delanyard L. Robinson
Email address: dlrobinson@ nsu.edu
Faculty webpage:
Interests: Teaching Positive Psychology; PP Interventions; Nurturing Character Strengths; Optimism;
Gratitude

North Carolina State University

John "Sean" Doyle
Email address: jadoyle@ncsu.edu
Faculty webpage:http://psychology.chass.ncsu.edu/faculty_staff/faculty.php
Interests: Meaning, Connection, Awe, Negotiation, Resilience, Well-Being in the Workplace

North Dakota State University

Michael Robinson
Email address: michael.d.robinson@ ndsu.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.psych.ndsu.nodak.edu/people/people.php?uid=mrobinson
Interests: Personality; Self-Regulation; Automaticity; Subjective Well-Being; Aggression

Northwestern University

Dan McAdams
Email address: dmca@ northwestern.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.psych.northwestern.edu/~mcadams/
Interests: Personality; Development; Identity; Intimacy; Biography; Generativity

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Aaron Jarden
Email address: aaron.jarden@ openpolytechnic.ac.nz
Faculty webpage: http://www.openpolytechnic.ac.nz/
Interests: values, savouring, grit, hope, strengths

Ottawa University, Phoenix

Dean Colston
Email address: dean.colston@ ottawa.edu
Faculty webpage:
Interests: Emotional intelligence and academic achievement; affective and social neuroscience

University of Ottawa

Veronika Huta
Email address: vhuta@uottawa.ca
Faculty webpage: http://www.socialsciences.uottawa.ca/psy/eng/profdetails.asp?id=735
Interests: Eudaimonia; Hedonia; Well-being; Meaning; Elevation

University of Oregon

Bertram Malle
Email address: bfmalle@ uoregon.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.uoregon.edu/~bfmalle/
Interests: Human Behavior; Social Interaction; Folk Theory of Mind

University of Otago

Sebastian Filep
Email address: sebastian.filep@otago.ac.nz
Faculty webpage: http://www.business.otago.ac.nz/tourism/staff/filep.html
Interests: Tourism, Leisure, and Positive Psychology

Oxford University

Frank Fincham
Email address: ffincham@ fsu.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.fincham.info/

Princeton University

Daniel Kahneman
Email address: kahneman@ Princeton.edu
Faculty webpage: http://weblamp.princeton.edu/~psych/psychology/research/kahneman/
Interests: Decision Making; Judgment

Ringling College of Art and Design

Poppy Scheibel, M.S., ATR
Email address: jbaker@ mail.rit.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.ppc.sas.upenn.edu/ppfaculty.htm

Rochester Institue of Technology

Jeffrey Baker
Email address: pscheibe@ Ringling.Edu
Faculty webpage: (currently under construction)
Interests: Creative strengths; Designing positive emotions

Rollins College

Marie C. Shafe
Email address: MCShafe@ aol.com
Faculty webpage:
Interests: Positive psychology in counseling

University of South Florida

Jenni Menon Mariano
Email address: jmmariano@sar.usf.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.usfsm.edu/academics/coe/faculty/mariano.php
Interests: Purpose, Moral Development and Character Education, Youth Thriving

Syracuse University

Nancy Cantor
Email address: ncantor@ syr.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.syr.edu/chancellor/
Interests: N/A

United States Military Academy

Michael Matthews
Email address: lm6270@ usma.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.dean.usma.edu/bsl/legacy_faculty_pages/NEW_dynamic_fac.php?userID=lm6270
Interests: Situational awareness/understanding of the Infantry battlefield

University of Tampa

Patty O'Grady
Email address: pogrady@ut.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.ut.edu/PattyOGrady/
Interests: Positive Psychology in the Classroom, Well-Being, and Flow

Vassar College

Michele M. Tugade
Email address: mitugade@ vassar.edu
Faculty wepage: http://faculty.vassar.edu/mitugade/
Interests: Positive emotions, emotion regulation, resilience, working memory

University of Victoria

Frederick Grouzet
Email address: fgrouzet@ uvic.ca
Faculty webpage: http://web.uvic.ca/psyc/grouzet/
Interests: Personal goals, well-being, life transition, meaning, cross-cultural psychology

Wake Forest University

Batja Mesquita
Email address: mesquita@ wfu.edu
Faculty webpage: http://www.wfu.edu/psychology/faculty/mesquita.html
Interests: Cultural Psychology; Emotional Psychology

University of Western Ontario

Rod Martin
Email address: ramartin@ uwo.ca
Faculty webpage: http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/martin_res.htm
Interests: Psychology of Humor; Psychosocial stress and Health; Personality; Coping Strategies

Zurich University

Willibald Ruch
Email address: w.ruch@ psychologie.unizh.ch
Faculty webpage: http://www.research-projects.unizh.ch/a872.htm
Interests: Positive Emotions; Humor; Character Strengths and Virtues

 

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