Todd B. Kashdan, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology, George Mason University; Director, Well-Being Laboratory; Awarded 2013 Distinguished Early Career Researcher Award by the American Psychological Association; Author, The Art of Insubordination (2022), The Upside of Your Darkside (2017), Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Positive Psychology (2013), Designing Positive Psychology (2010), Curious? (2009); Co-Author, "Social Anxiety Is Associated with Similar Emotional Impairments During Digital and Face-to-Face Communication in Daily Life" (2020, PsyArXiv), "Gratitude Across the Life-Span: Age Differences and Links to Subjective Well-being" (2019, Positive Psychology), "When Empathy Matters: The Role of Sex and Empathy in Close Friendships" (2017, Personality)


Future-Ready Brains

NY Sheraton Times Square Hotel, New York, NY or Virtually via Zoom  April 18-20, 2024

Teaching Social Brains

The Sheraton NY Times Square, New York, NY or Virtually via Zoom  April 21-23, 2023

Keynote Address I: The Challenge of Permitting and Cultivating Principled Dissent in the Social-Pressure Classroom: A How to Guide

Teaching Teen Brains & Purpose

Fostering Purpose in Youth Through Persuasive Science and Profound Prosocial Experiential Exercises

Teaching Purposeful Brains

Virtual Conference  April 17-18, 2021

Keynote Option 2

Detailing Pathways for Maximal Student Wellbeing, Resilience, and Learning

Schooling the Self

New York, NY  April 8-10, 2021

Educating Mindful Minds

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York, NY  April 19-21, 2018

Keynote Address III: The Science of Resilience and Relationships

The Science of Innovation

The Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco, CA  February 15-17, 2018

Keynote Address IV: A New Scientific Framework of Curiosity and Agility