Dr. Todd Kashdan is a clinical psychologist, professor of psychology at George Mason University, and author of Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life. He has been active in the positive psychology movement since 2000, when he taught one of the first college courses on the science of happiness. He is devoted to understanding how to make everyday life more enjoyable, engaging, and meaningful and communicating these insights to help others find greater fulfillment.
He regularly gives talks and workshops to business executives, schools, parents, retirees, scholars, and health professionals such as therapists and life coaches. His research has been featured in several popular media outlets including a feature article in the New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, PBS, National Public Radio, Oprah Magazine, and The Tavis Smiley Show, among others. Discover more about his book and writing and his research program.
After spending most of his life on Long Island and in New York City, Todd Kashdan currently lives with his wife and twin daughters in Fairfax, Virginia.
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The Problem with Happiness
Asked what is the fundamental objective of life, the vast majority of people answer quickly and definitively -- happiness. Their lives are organized around trying to be happy. Sounds good, right? Sounds even better when you read about the scientific benefits linked to happiness.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A Secret to Happiness? Discovering the Pleasures of Uncertainty
Being on a national radio show is often a painful experience. Sometimes you simply lack chemistry with the host (and unlike a party there is no alcohol, and nowhere to hide). They take long, deep breaths directly into the microphone, allowing you intimate knowledge of the saliva in their throat....