February 23, 2023 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Topic: Emotional Well-Being
Dr. Kashdan is Professor of Psychology at George Mason University. He has been named Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year at George Mason University and received the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology. He leads The Well-Being Laboratory at George Mason University.Exploring the nature, causes, and consequences of well-being, psychological flexibility, and personality strengths; stress tolerance and resilience in everyday life; clarifying and developing purpose in life as a naturalistic intervention; behavioral observation studies of strength use and emotion regulation in romantic couples; emotion agility and differentiation as resilience to substance abuse, aggression, and other maladaptive coping strategies. His most recent work focuses on how vitality, curiosity, resilience, and purpose operate in business organizations, and interventions to improve civil discourse in society.