Research

What inspires and empowers ambitious self-change?

Artwork: Pneuma (c) Kelsy Landin

How do some people muster the courage, self-honesty, and independent initiative to overcome tremendous psychological obstacles on the path to building the extraordinary lives of their choosing? And how can we empower and inspire more people to do so in psychotherapy?

To answer these questions, my research incorporates theories and methods from across psychology, philosophy, and other disciplines concerned with human agency and flourishing, together with findings from my own therapeutic and coaching practice. A couple of my recently published articles instancing this interdisciplinary approach are available here and here.

My doctoral and postdoctoral research similarly focused on the cognitive and motivational factors that jointly impact goal-striving, particularly in the context of emotional disorders. For a complete list of my publications, visit my ResearchGate profile or download my CV (below).


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