On this page, you´ll find the pictures of influential researchers in Positive Psychology and its early influencers. This page is work in progress and will be updated continuously. If you are missing somebody that should definitely be on here, please shoot me an e-mail or leave a comment.
Robert Biswas-Diener – Known best for: Cross-Cultural Studies on Well-Being, Positive Psychology Coaching – Website: http://positiveacorn.com
Daniel Gilbert – Known best for: Research on Cognitive Biases, e.g., Affective Forecasting Error, Decision-Making – Website: http://www.danielgilbert.com
Ellen Langer – Known best for: Research on Mindfulness in a Variety of Contexts, Creativity, Positive Aging – Website: http://www.ellenlanger.com
Sonja Lyumobirsky – Known best for: Research on Positive Interventions and Sustainable Change of Well-Being, Reviews – Website: http://sonjalyubomirsky.com
15 thoughts on “Positive Psychology Portrait Gallery”
Ed Diener and Robert Biswas-Diener have done a lot around cultural perspectives on happiness. Tim Kasser has explored “the good life”. Carol Dweck’s work on mindset is pretty important… Those are a few who come to mind.
Hello Nico, nice job on this site/page. Thanks, David Nevill
This is a well-being winner, Nico the PP Innovator!
I would like to inform you that forgot the Dr. Tal Ben – Shahar.
Dr. Ben – Shahar taught the the largest course ever at Harvard in positive psychology., He wrote several books on the subject that have become bestsellers.
Dr. Ben – Shahar has fascinating lectures on the subject and he has developed online courses – that became very successful around the world.
I’d add Dacher Keltner at UC Berkeley.
Thank you very much for compiling and offering such an outstanding resources. This surely is a work of kind, creative and generous soul. Deeply appreciate it and going to refer it a lot. The website links are the bonus. Thank you once again.
Very nice start! I would recommend Dr. Everett Worthington from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has really led the way in forgiveness scholarship.
Thanks Nico. This is great. I think that Donald Clifton needs to be included
Hi, Thanks. very interesting.
Perhaps you could add Jeanne Nakamura and her work on motivation and engagement in adulthood as well as positive aging.
Interesting page. Thank you. Prof Csikszentmihalyi is co-founder of Positive Psychology also.
Seeing these faces and their research is like looking at a yearbook of PP at its best. Great going, Nico!
Ben Dean, MentorCoach founder,was also on the ground floor with Marty Seligman and continues to interview the top PP researchers and authors in the world. You can go to MentorCoach.com and see all the PP luminaries he has interviewed over the years. Really amazing.
Todd Kashdan and Roy Baumeister are other notables.
Big hugs for all you do for us, Nico
Roy Baumeister, Tal Ben-Shahar, Todd Kashdan, Dan Levitin.