Biswas-Diener, Robert

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Robert Biswas-Diener

Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener is a psychologist and researcher who is known for leaving the laboratory and working with groups traditionally overlooked by psychological studies. He has spent time studying happiness among Inuit hunters in Greenland, Maasai tribal people in Kenya, sex workers in Kolkata, peace protesters in Israel, and Amish farmers in the Midwest, to name a few groups. Robert's research focuses on positive topics such as friendship, hospitality, leadership, and wellbeing. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers and has a citation count of more than 20 thousand. In addition to his academic work, Robert runs workshops that focus on translating research into more productive workplaces with higher wellbeing. He has trained professionals at organizations as diverse as the Australia Department of Defense, Kaiser Permanente, Standard Chartered Bank, Deloitte, and ConocoPhillips. Robert also trains coaches at Positive Acorn, his ICF-accredited coach training program. He is the author of numerous books including Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching, The Upside of Your Dark Side, and Positive Provocation: 25 Questions to Elevate Your Coaching Practice.

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