Todd Kashdan

Professor of Psychology
George Mason University

What He Studies

Well-being, strength use and development, mindfulness, social relationships, optimal functioning, and stress and anxiety—with a focus on how to apply this knowledge to better people's lives.

in the news

Stop Chasing After Happiness and Do This Instead

The constant pursuit of happiness can be demoralizing, and besides, there’s an upside to feeling bad. Here’s how to reframe your thinking.
— Fast Company


Your Dark Side: The Benefits Of Anti-Happiness

The benefits of bad feelings, and how they can help you live a more fulfilling life.
— The Kojo Nnamdi Show, NPR



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