2016–2017 Thrive Lab Off to a Great Start

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Pictured: L to R, back row, standing: Pamela Ebstyne King, Luke Durain, Rachel Falco, Juliette Ratchford, Kimberly Griswold, Ben Houltberg, Kristen Capodanno (staff) | Middle row, standing: Nanyamka Redmond, Susan Carlson Wood (staff), Christa Nelson, Jane Zimmermann, Madison Gilbertson | Front, seated: Brittany Ketchup (visiting), Darrell Walters, Abbey Craigg, Abbie Shepherd, Leanne Bishara, Denette Boyd-King, Christine Merola | (Not pictured …

Thrive Center Seeks Executive Director

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  The Thrive Center for Human Development at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, seeks a visionary, innovative leader as executive director. The Thrive Center was established in 2011 based on the former Center for Research for Child and Adolescent Development within the School of Psychology at Fuller, with the dual mission to study human thriving and to translate that …


Invitation to Thrive: Transformation Through Transcendence

Pamela Ebstyne King Identity, Spirituality and Religion 2 Comments

  In the previous excerpt from her installation address, entitled “Transformation Towards Telos,” Rev. Dr. Pam King explained how she understands this goal for human development in 3 ways: Continuing her discussion of thriving as happening through relationships, Dr. King went on to elaborate: My research has demonstrated that not all relationships or not all interactions are the same. Interactions …


Spirituality Can Offer Youth More Than Education or Recreation Can Offer

Susan Wood Spirituality and Religion 2 Comments

Are you saying a synagogue or church can nurture thriving young people better than a great scouts program or a Boys and Girls Club with engaged, caring leaders? Do you think greater resources for character development can come from a healthy mosque or temple community than from a Little League team or a classroom whose coach or teacher connects with …

Pamela Ebstyne King installation into the Peter L. Benson Chair of Applied Developmental Science

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Pamela Ebstyne King, PhD, was installed into the Peter L. Benson Chair of Applied Developmental Science on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Participants in the service included Migum Gweon, director of clinical training for Marriage and Family and instructor in Marriage and Family (prelude pianist); Dean of Chapel and Spiritual Formation and Assistant Professor of Psychology Laura Robinson Harbert; President Mark …