Institute for Positive Psychology & Education

Positive Psychology

This program aims to produce high-quality empirical research on the factors that allows humans to flourish and, in so doing, contribute to their community and society at large. The program includes research with a focus on interventions and randomized control trials as well as the use of cutting edge statistical methods applied to large-scale longitudinal or cross-country survey data. A major focus is on adolescence and development in context with a particular focus on education. The development of new statistical approaches to better address questions of human flourishing is also a major aim of the program.