Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, a full professor in Social Psychology, is the recipient of the inaugural 2014 Christopher Peterson Gold Medal.

The Christopher Peterson Gold Medal is conferred to a member of the International Positive Psychology Association who exemplifies the best of psositive psychology at the personal, professional, and academic levels.

Dr. Fredrickson won for her work as a leading scholar studying positive emotions and their role in the promotion of individual and collective well-being. She has provided key contributions to the advancement of knowledge in positive psychology through peer-reviewed articles published in prestigious journals and her book publications, including Positivity and Love 2.0.

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