About Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D.
Robert Emmons is the founding editor and editor-in-chief of The
Journal of Positive Psychology. Widely regarded as the world's
foremost expert in the study of gratitude, Dr. Emmons was one
of the early pioneers in the positive psychology movement. He
continues to be a key leader.
His newly released, Thanks! How the New Science of Gratitude
Can Make You Happier is drawing strong reviews and his
extensive research has been featured in dozens of popular media
outlets including USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek,
Time, NPR, The Paul Harvey Show, The Dr. Laura show, The Osgood
Radio Files, and Reader's Digest.
He is also the author of nearly 100 original publications in
peer-reviewed journals or chapters and has written or edited four
books, including The Psychology of Ultimate Concerns (Guilford
Press) and The Psychology of Gratitude (Oxford University
Dr. Emmons Ph.D. is currently a Professor of Psychology at the
University of California, Davis. He is Past-President of the American
Psychological Association's Division 36, The Psychology of Religion.
His research focuses on personal goals and purpose, spirituality,
the psychology of gratitude and thankfulness, and subjective well-being.
Dr. Emmons has received research funding from the National Institute
of Mental Health, the John M. Templeton Foundation, and the National
Institute for Disability Research and Rehabilitation. He received
his Ph.D. degree in Personality Psychology from the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his Bachelor's degree in
Psychology from the University of Southern Maine.
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Bob Emmons Interview with Ben Dean
On December 28, 2007, MentorCoach Founder and President, Ben
Dean interviewed Dr. Emmons, leading positive psychology researcher
and author of the new book Thanks! Catch up on the latest
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