Robert Biswas-Diener

Positive Psychologist

What He Studies

“The science of the good life”—including courage, curiosity, hope, happiness, strengths, and well-being.

in the news

The Positive Results of Being Negative

In their book The Upside of Your Dark Side, authors Todd Kashdan and Robert Biswas-Diener provide an argument that negativity manifests itself in a range of characteristics beyond things like aggression, hostility, and being a jerk. It also encompasses things like critical thinking and caution, which heighten your senses and have the potential to improve your results.
— Fast Company


In Praise of Spacing Out

Both mindfulness and zoning out, and all the points in-between, are useful, argue cognitive scientists Todd Kashdan and Robert Biswas-Diener in their new book, The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self—Not Just Your “Good Self”—Drives Success and Fulfillment. (You can read an excerpt of that book right over here.)
— Science of Us, New York Magazine



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