Q&A With Todd Kashdan, Ph.D.

todd_kashdanon his new class: Positive Psychology 3.0: Dynamic, Flexible, and Broadened Approaches to Living Well

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About Todd Kashdan, Ph.D. Professor, Clinical Psychologist, Family Man

curiousDr. Todd B. Kashdan is Professor of Psychology at George Mason University. He is the author of Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life (William Morrow). He conducts research on curiosity, positive emotions, meaning and purpose in life, mindfulness, gratitude, social relationships, the cultivation of health and well-being, and stress and anxiety. As a clinical psychologist, trained in cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness approaches, he is in a unique position to provide a deeper understanding of how positive psychology can be used to transform people’s lives.

Todd is a central figure in positive psychology research, co-author of the forthcoming book Designing the Future of Positive Psychology (Oxford University Press), and associate editor of the Journal of Positive Psychology. He also knows all or most of the key players world-wide and will bring this knowledge to bear in our class. In 1994, he wrote the chapter on Curiosity in the classic, Character Strengths and Virtues. He has received several awards for his teaching as decided by students and other professors throughout the state of Virginia. He is the parent of young twin girls (he too is a twin) and lives with his wife in Fairfax, Virginia.

More info about Todd:

Todd’s Website
Todd’s University Website
Todd Kashdan interviewed on NPR’s Kojo Nnamdi Show
The Guardian reviews his latest book

Required Reading

Kashdan, T.B. (2009). Curious? Discover the missing ingredient to a fulfilling life. New York, NY: William Morrow.

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