Dr. Jeanne Nakamura

Dr. Nakamura is an Assistant Professor in the School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University. She received her B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She helped direct the Good Work Project, a series of studies of excellence and social responsibility in professional life, while serving as the Research Director of the Quality of Life Research Center. She has investigated positive psychology in a developmental context, including engagement and creativity, mentoring and good work, and aging well. Her current writing and research address motivation and engagement in adulthood, the formative influences of mentoring and the formation of good mentors, and social innovation after 60 as a model for positive aging.

Website: www.cgu.edu/pages/4765.asp

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Dr. Nakamura's classes related to POP


• Foundations of positive psychology

• Advanced topics in positive psychology

• Good work


Publications and Presentations related to POP


• Nakamura, J., & Shernoff, D., with Hooker, C. (2009). Good mentoring. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

• Nakamura, J. (2007). Practicing responsibility. In H. Gardner (Ed.), Responsibility at work (pp. 285-310). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.