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Ken Sheldon

Ken Sheldon, PhD, is a Curator’s Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Missouri and a founder of the positive psychology movement. His latest book is “Freely Determined: What the New Psychology of the Self Teaches Us About How to Live.”

Freedom Within: Embracing the Power of Self-Determination

My work focuses on the self-stated personal goals that people report—that is, the broad objectives they are pursuing in life, from what career they’ll...

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