Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D.

Dr. Fredrickson is the Kenan Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.  She earned her doctorate in psychology at Stanford University. Her current work focuses on emotions, well-being, and positive psychology. She is the director of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab (PEP Lab) at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Identified in 2015 by Psychology and Mind as one of the “12 Most Influential Psychologists of Today,” Dr. Fredrickson is author to over 50 peer-reviewed articles and several books, including Positivity and Love 2.0.

For more more about Dr. Fredrickson and her work, please visit the PEP Lab’s website.

Dr. Douglas Gentile, Ph.D.

Dr. Gentile is an Associate Professor of Social Psychology at Iowa State University.

“I study what can be defined broadly as media effects. I am interested in both the positive and negative effects of media on children and adults, including media violence, video games, advertising, educational media, news/propaganda, virtual reality, and music. My research is necessarily interdisciplinary, drawing on the methodologies and strengths of developmental psychology, social psychology, medicine, communications, and journalism.”

In addition to national and international speaking appearances, Dr. Gentile is the editor of the book Media Violence and Children: A Complete Guide for Parents and Professionals, and the author of the book Violent Video game Effects on Children and Adolescents: Theory, Research, and Public Policy.

For more about Dr. Gentile and his work, please visit his website.

Dr. Stephen G. Post, Ph.D.

Dr. Post is a Professor of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University, and the Founding Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics (2008-Present). He has been quoted in more than 3,000 national and international newspapers and magazines and the primary author of over 200 peer-reviewed articles. Most related to Envision Kindness’ work, Dr. Post is the author of best-selling books The Hidden Gifts of Helping and Why Good Things Happen to Good People (with co-author Jill Neimark).

Find out more about Dr. Post and his work on his website.