Sheldon, Kennon M.
Early Life and Educational Background
Kennon Sheldon was born on August 17, 1959 in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in 1981 at Duke University, focusing on cognitive psychology. Between 1981 and 1986, he worked in group homes, tried to start an original rock and roll band, and spent a year in the existential-phenomenological psychotherapy program at Seattle University. He then enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Social-Personality psychology at UC Davis, where he worked with Dean Simonton, Thomas Natsoulas, Karen Erikson, Charles Tart, and Robert Emmons. He completed his Ph.D. in 1992 with Dr. Emmons, via a study of personal strivings, intrapsychic conflict, and faculty-rated creativity in graduate students in the arts and sciences. He found that more creative students had no more or less striving conflict than less creative students; however, they reported greater confidence in their ability to handle striving conflict (Sheldon 1995). This...
- Sheldon, K. M., & Lucas, R. L. (Eds.). (2014). Stability of happiness: Theories and evidence on whether happiness can change. London: Elsevier.Google Scholar
- Sheldon, K. M., Kashdan, T., & Steger, M. (Eds.). (2011). Designing the future of positive psychology: Taking stock and moving forward. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
Refereed Journal Articles
- Sheldon, K. M. & Krieger, L. (2014). Walking the talk: Value importance, value.Google Scholar