What makes people happy? What are the consequences of being happy? How can we increase individual and societal well-being? Those are the broad questions that guide my research.
My current research program explores how constant connectivity to the Internet impacts people’s health and well-being and how we can harness technology to improve health and well-being and promote positive behavioral change.
Download CV Here (September, 2018).
Interested in grad school?
Dr. Kostadin Kushlev at Georgetown University’s Department of Psychology is recruiting a PhD-track graduate student for the fall of 2019 (application deadline: December 1, 2018). Dr. Kushlev’s research lies at the intersection between digital technology, happiness, and health. Students with interest in those areas, as well as an interest/background in statistics, programming, or are otherwise quantitatively inclined, are especially encouraged to apply. Prof. Kushlev’s broad research area—the sociocultural factors in health and well-being in the context of digital social media—bridges other existing strands in the department, such as cultural factors in health and well-being (Prof. Chentsova-Dutton) and digital media (Profs. Calvert and Barr). Students interested in working with Dr. Kushlev can send direct inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Graduate Program in Psychology at Georgetown offers a uniquely interdisciplinary training leading to a PhD in Psychology, with impact in three broad areas, health, education, and social policy as themes binding the research programs of our 13 current tenure-line faculty. Located in close proximity to the White House, Congress, the National Institutes of Health, the National Academies, and many of the world’s most prestigious research and nonprofit organizations, the Department of Psychology provides a unique graduate education that bridges academic study and practice in both public policy and health/medicine. University resources afforded graduate students additionally include the renowned McCourt School of Public Policy, the prestigious Georgetown Law Center, and the influential Georgetown School of Foreign Service, each of which is among the leading programs in the nation. Our two graduate student concentrations take full advantage of these resources. Students concentrate in either Human Development and Public Policy or Lifespan Cognitive Neuroscience. A dual degree in Psychology (Ph.D.) and Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) is also offered in collaboration with the McCourt School of Public Policy (MSPP). A complete statement of the program’s learning goals can be found in the Department’s Graduate Handbook.
Graduate students receive free tuition (over $40,000 value), plus a very competitive 9-month stipend for up to 5 years. Students can further supplement the 9-month stipend with summer research or teaching assistantships.
Students can submit applications directly here. The deadline for submission of applications for Fall 2019 is December 1, 2018.
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