Postdoctoral Research Associate
About Dr. Mangan
Dr. Susan Mangan is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Thrive Center. As a positive developmental psychologist, Dr. Mangan is interested in how we, as individuals and as a society, can lead happier, more fulfilling lives. Dr. Mangan is focusing her research efforts on positive youth development, gratitude, and joy. She is also the Co-Investigator for the Thrive Center's Shades of Gratitude Project and Compassion International Study of Positive Youth Development.
As a scholar more broadly, Dr. Mangan's research focuses on positive psychology interventions, well-being, psychological need satisfaction, and emerging adulthood. She also has a keen interest in evaluation, community program development, and measurement development, as evidenced by publications such as the Claremont Purpose Scale: A measure that assesses the three dimensions of purpose among adolescents. Dr. Mangan has been a longtime fan of the Thrive Center and is excited to contribute to its ongoing success. In addition to her research with the Thrive Center, Dr. Mangan is currently a visiting professor at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.
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