Dr. Chris Peterson
Dr. Chris Peterson is a distinguished psychologist and researcher who is known for his contributions to the field of positive psychology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and has been a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Michigan. In 2002, Dr. Peterson was awarded the title of “University of Michigan Distinguished Professor of Psychology” for his outstanding contributions to the field.
Dr. Peterson’s research interests include the study of character strengths and virtues, and how they relate to well-being and happiness. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and several books, including Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification, which is considered a seminal work in the field of positive psychology.
Dr. Peterson’s work has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Positive Psychology Association and the Martin Seligman Award for his contributions to the field of positive psychology.
At the 2009 Bigelow Forum, Dr. Peterson spoke on the topic of positive psychology and how it can be applied to improve individuals’ lives and society as a whole. He emphasized the importance of cultivating positive emotions, relationships and experiences and presented tips on how to promote well-being and resilience through strengths-based approaches.
Dr. Peterson’s dedication to the field of positive psychology and his commitment to improving the lives of others have made him a respected leader and a valuable member of the scientific community. His work inspires and guides researchers, practitioners and the general public in understanding the science of human flourishing.