October 28, 2013

Dr. Barbara L. Fredrickson is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab (a.k.a. PEP Lab) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a leading scholar studying positive emotions and human flourishing, and her research on positive emotions and lifestyle change is funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NCI, NCCAM, NINR). Dr.Fredrickson has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and with the publication of Positivity (2009, Crown) and Love 2.0 (2013, Penguin) she has written about her research for general audiences as well. Dr. Fredrickson’s contributions have been recognized with numerous honors, including the inaugural Templeton Prize in Positive Psychology from the American Psychological Association, the Career Trajectory Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and the inaugural Christopher Peterson Gold Medal from the International Positive Psychology Association. Her work has influenced scholars and practitioners worldwide, within education, business, healthcare, the military, and beyond, and she is regularly invited to give keynotes nationally and internationally. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband and two sons.


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Theme for Fall 2013: Exploring Positive Relationships and Positive Organizations