RESEARCH INTERESTS: positive psychology, goal-striving, self-concordance model, development, need-satisfaction, well-being.
TEACHING: Professor Sheldon teaches Social Psychology at University of Missouri–Columbia undergraduate psychology program.
B.S., Duke University, Psychology, 1981
Ph.D., University of California, Davis, Social/Personality Psychology, 1992
Sheldon, K. M., Kashdan, T. B., & Steger, M. F. (forthcoming, 2010) (Eds.). Designing the future of positive psychology: Taking stock and moving forward. Oxford University Press.
Chirkov, V., Ryan, R. M., & Sheldon, K. M. (Eds) (in press). Personal autonomy in cultural contexts: Global perspectives on the psychology of agency, freedom, and people’s well-being. Springer.
Sheldon, K. M. (Ed., 2009). Current Directions in Psychological Science: Reader in Motivation and Emotion. Pearson.
Sheldon, K. M. (2004). Optimal human being: An integrated multi-level perspective. New Jersey: Erlbaum.
Sheldon, K. M., Joiner, T., & Williams, G. (2003). Self-Determination Theory in the Clinic: Motivating physical and mental health. Yale University Press.
Schmuck, P. & Sheldon, K.M. (Eds) (2001). Life goals and well-being: Towards a positive psychology of human striving. Seattle, Toronto, Bern, Goettingen: Hogrefe & Huber Publishers.