Richard G Cowden
Psychology Research Associate at The Human Flourishing Program
Richard G. Cowden, Ph.D., is a social-personality psychologist and the psychology research associate for the program. He completed his doctoral training at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He is broadly interested in intersections between cultural-contextual dynamics and psychosocial processes that shape adaptive functioning, personal growth, and well-being. Much of his research agenda focuses on character strengths and positive adjustment, especially the implications of forgiveness for health and well-being in diverse cultures and contexts. He has written 40+ scholarly articles and book chapters that address various aspects of human flourishing in a wide range of populations.