Dr. Arthur Schwartz Presents

Posted By: Nancy Erickson On: 2024-05-16
Posted On: 2024-05-16

On Wednesday, May 22, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota will welcome Dr. Artur Schwartz for a lecture on “Reflections on the Birth and Growth of the Positive Psychology Movement.” Martin E.P. Seligman, one of the co-founders of Positive Psychology, often refers to Dr. Arthur Schwartz as one of the “midwives” who helped birth the field of positive psychology. Dr. Schwartz will offer his personal reflections on the “early years” of the field, including his
experience co-teaching with Dr. Seligman the first-ever course on Positive Psychology (at the University of Pennsylvania). Boldly, he will also suggest 3 “growth areas” the field should consider during the next 25 years. This event is open to all program directors, faculty, and students. The lecture will be at 3:00-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22 in Brother Louis Hall 105 and is open to the entire Saint Mary’s community.

Dr. Schwartz is the president Character.org. For 15 years he served as an executive at the John Templeton Foundation where he had the opportunity to catalyze research on youth purpose, forgiveness, gratitude, altruism, and grit. He also collaborated with Martin E.P. Seligman at the University of Pennsylvania to energize the field of positive psychology. Dr. Schwartz’s current research focuses on the dynamics of moral courage. He received his doctorate in adolescent moral development from Harvard University.

For more information please contact: nerickso@smumn.edu