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Todd B. Kashdan

Todd B. Kashdan

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Dr. Todd B. Kashdan's broad mission is to increase the amount of well-being in this world as a professor, scientist, writer, and consultant. He uses cutting edge science to help people function optimally in life and business. He is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist at the Center for Consciousness and Transformation at George Mason University. He received the 2013 Distinguished Scientific Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association. He has published over 150 scholarly articles and authored Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life (William Morrow), Designing Positive Psychology (Oxford University Press), and Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Positive Psychology: The Seven Foundations of Well-Being (New Harbinger).

He has given keynotes and workshops to organizations as diverse as the Air Force, General Mills, Gensler, and Gap. His research focuses on social relationships, positive emotions, purpose in life, anxiety, how personal strengths operate in everyday life, and how to foster and sustain happiness and meaning in life. For 15 years, he has been teaching college courses on the science of well-being. He's a twin and has twin 6-year old daughters, with plans to rapidly populate the world with great conversationalists.

Primary Interests:

  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Personality, Individual Differences

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Courses Taught:

  • Clincal Interviewing
  • Personality
  • Psychopathology
  • Science of Well-Being

Todd B. Kashdan
Department of Psychology
Mail Stop 3F5
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
United States

  • Phone: (703) 993-9486
  • Fax: (703) 993-1359

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