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I help organizations apply the latest findings from the social sciences. I have presented to groups in over 20 countries. My clients include The Gap, General Mills, Mercedes-Benz, United States Department of Defense, and Standard Chartered Bank.


My books cover fascinating aspects of psychology including the itch of curiosity, the upside of unpleasant emotions, and the benefits of being a rebel. My upcoming book is on healthy non-conformity.


My colleagues and I published more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles and created various measures for use by researchers and practitioners on curiosity, psychological flexibility, and purpose in life, among others.

Recent Blog Posts

Psychological Flexibility: A New Research Agenda

Nearly the entire literature on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy hinges on a single measure. ACT is designed to target psychological flexibility. We discuss existing issues.

What Are the Five Dimensions of Curiosity?

A comprehensive new model to understand and measure curiosity

Letter to Dads of Daughters on a Sexual Misconduct Epidemic

I wanted to write a letter to dads of daughters everywhere on the sexual misconduct mayhem that is being revealed daily.

How Many Ways Can We Measure Well-Being?

A new framework can be useful for triggering conversation. Whether it breaks new ground scientifically is a different matter.

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