Track 1: Psychology of Well-Being and Ecological Implications
Psychologists have focused on the causes and cures of illness. An ecological civilization needs to focus on what makes for personal well-being and community. This shift is occurring along with analogous developments in thinking about the goals of society and the economy. This track will survey where the discussion now is and consider how it may be advanced.
Other Tracks in this Section
- Track 2: Sustainable Practice and the Cultural Dimensions of Ecological Health
- Track 3: Population and Women
- Track 4: The Future of Meat without Animals
- Track 5: Agroecology as Foundational for Ecological Civilization
- Track 6: Birth-pangs of Ecological Civilization
- Track 7: China and Ecological Civilization
Associate Professor in the Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University
Jeanne Nakamura, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University. She received her B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She co-directs the positive psychology concentration and the Quality of Life Research Center, and is a member of the board of the International Positive Psychology Association. She helped direct the Good Work Project, a series of studies of excellence and social responsibility in professional life. She has investigated positive psychology in a developmental context, including engagement and creativity, mentoring and good work, and aging well. Her current writing and research address motivation and engagement in adulthood, the formative influences of mentoring and the formation of good mentors, and social innovation after 60 as a model for positive aging.