Todd B. Kashdan is a scientist, public speaker, and professor of psychology at George Mason University. He is director of the Well-Being Laboratory at George Mason University. His research explores why people suffer, with an emphasis on the transition from normal to pathological anxiety. Other research explores the nature of well-being, with an emphasis on the critical functions of curiosity, meaning and purpose in life, and psychological flexibility to human performance.
Todd B. Kashdan was born in New York. After graduating college, he conducted research with Dr. Arthur Aron at Stony Brook University on how to maintain passion in long-term relationships, and Dr. Jan Loney on how parents interact with children diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Kashdan received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and attended the University at Buffalo, State University of New York where he received his Ph.D. in 2004. His graduate training began in 1998, coinciding with Martin Seligman's introduction of positive psychology during his American Psychological Association presidential address.
Todd B. Kashdan
- United States
- University at Buffalo, State University of New York
- Psychology professor, public speaker, writer and scientist
- George Mason University