Cultivating Strengths: Thriving in College and BeyondVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Drinks Reception 6:30 pm
Presentation 7:00 pm
Close 8:00 pm
Developmental Psychologist and President of Bryn Mawr College, Kimberly Wright Cassidy, will share her thoughts on current research into what interventions help students thrive in college today. She will also outline Bryn Mawr's own experience with implementing some of these ideas. Using the lens of Positive Psychology which focuses on how best to cultivate the strengths that can lead to individual and community success, President Cassidy will also address how some of these interventions have potential for broad use in business, organizations, and schools.
Kimberly Wright Cassidy became Bryn Mawr College's ninth president in 2014. A developmental psychologist with a focus on cognition and education, she has won research grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Guggenheim Foundation, among others. Her research has appeared in numerous journals, including Cognition, Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, and Psychological Bulletin and Review. At Bryn Mawr, President Cassidy has served as Interim President (2013 — 14), Provost (2007 — 13) and Chair of the Department of Psychology (2004 — 07). She graduated with distinction in psychology from Swarthmore College and received her master’s and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.
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