A world recognized authority on well-being, strengths, social relationships, stress, and anxiety, Dr. Todd Kashdan has published more than 150 scholarly articles and is the author of The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self - Not Just Your “Good” Self - Drives Success and Fulfillment (Hudson Street Press), among other books. Dr. Kashdan is Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University. Honors include distinguished faculty member of the year and early career awards from the American Psychological Association, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and International Society for Quality of Life Studies. His research has been featured in several media outlets, including the New York Times and Washington Post. He's a twin and has twin 8-year old daughters, with plans to rapidly populate the world with great conversationalists. He says the things other people want to but are afraid to.