MARIE J. C. FORGEARD
Positive Psychology Center, Department of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania
3701 Market Street, Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19104
mariefd (at) psych (dot) upenn (dot) edu
I am a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, working with Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman. The main objective of my research program is to develop novel and effective intervention approaches designed to enhance creativity and its associated well-being benefits.
To that end, my research focuses on two main questions:
Research Interests (keywords): creativity, well-being, motivation, interventions, posttraumatic growth, psychopathology.
My research is generously supported by grants from the John Templeton Foundation as well as a graduate fellowship from Dr. Eva Kedar.
Before attending the University of Pennsylvania for graduate school, I earned a Master's in Media and Culture Management from the Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) in Paris, France, where I grew up. After moving to the United States in 2005, I studied psychology at Boston College and worked as a Research Assistant examining the role of music training in children's development under the supervision of Ellen Winner, Gottfried Schlaug, and Andrea Norton at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.