Our mission at the Thrive Center for Human Development is to catalyze a movement of human thriving, with and for others. We conduct research and develop resources at the nexus of spirituality and human thriving in order to promote whole individuals and societies.
Thrive Fellows Scholarship Application
The Thrive Fellows Scholarships are for Fuller's third, forth, and fifth year (though exceptional second year students will be considered with faculty referral) clinical doctoral students who show a desire and commitment to studying and promoting positive approaches that help people thrive. The Thrive Center for Human Development is an applied research center that develops resources to inspire, inform, and equip people to thrive. Thrive Fellowships are intended for students who are interested in experience and mentorship in psychological science in topics related to thriving and in translating research for practical applications. Interested applicants must discuss their desire to apply with Dr. Pam King and their faculty advisor. Each fellowship comes with a total of $15,000 for the academic year ($5,000 for each: Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters).
Applications are due Monday, April 3, 2023 at 11:59 pm PT.
Our Thrive Model
To thrive is to grow in authenticity with and for others and for a greater purpose. Our research at the Thrive Center has led us to understand thriving from both a spiritual and psychological perspective. Our goal is to provide a rigorous and substantive view of thriving that challenges popular notions of the word.
The Search for Meaning during Holy Week
Easter is time of great hope and joy as we celebrate the miraculous. It is a time to reflect on the triumph of God’s love, light, and life in the world, and on the power of forgiveness. The story of Easter brings meaning to suffering and provides hope even in the most turbulent times. The…+ Read More
Thrive: Book List for Spring 2023
The following books are packed with wisdom to help you and your communities on the path toward deeper understanding and purpose. Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results by James Clear Why we like this book: James Clear offers concrete steps we all can take to change our habits for more purposeful living. If you have…+ Read More
What do YOU need to thrive?
“Thriving requires or presumes that the individual is growing as a person and also is making a contribution beyond the self.” King & Mangan, 2023 I wish I could offer each of you a specific thriving program with a guarantee that it would work for you. Add a little A to a smidge of B,…+ Read More
What’s Love got to do with it?
I I am often asked about strategies for thriving. “How do I thrive?” “What practices help with thriving?” Thriving is complicated, and individuals thrive differently. However, I have a simple answer to the question of how to thrive. Offer more love. Love provides heart and motivation for the growth and contribution so essential for thriving – the love of…+ Read More
Want more Love and Closeness?
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.” His Holiness, the Dalai Lama If you ask me, love is one of the most beautiful concepts there is. While love is not always easy, in my darkest hours, I am rarely soothed by the things I dislike. When the workload is too demanding, the back-to-back Zoom calls…+ Read More
What is Thriving and Why is it Important?
Thriving is living life on purpose. I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10b) Psychology and theology come together to provide a vision for the good life What is the fuss about thriving? From Kaiser Permanente to Petco, everyone uses the word. It’s an appealing idea, the…+ Read More
Pause and say thanks this holiday season
Gratitude affect happiness and wellbeing primarily through positive relationships. We finding that beliefs matters toward experiences and practices of gratitude.+ Read More
Learn how to apply our Thrive Model to your own life and leadership through our new course on FULLER Equip!
We offer psychologically-informed practices to help guide you and your community.
Research has long affirmed that spirituality can help our identity, sense of meaning, and purpose.
Explore books and chapters written by our faculty on topics related to thriving.
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