Becca North

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Ph.D., Psychology, The University of Texas
MPAff, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
A.B., History, Princeton University
Research Areas:
Happiness and well-being
Teaching Areas:
Psychology for Policy Analysis
Psychology of Leadership
Positive Psychology, Health Psychology and Reimagining Work

Becca North is a researcher, teacher and writer in the field of psychology. Her research is in the area of happiness and well-being—and more broadly, human flourishing. A big question in her research is: How can negative experiences foster positive psychological change? She has an interdisciplinary background—with a Ph.D. in Psychology from The University of Texas, a Master’s in Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and an AB in History from Princeton University. She has taught at several colleges and universities, including Southwestern University, The University of Texas, and Huston-Tillotson University. After graduating from college, she taught first grade in Compton, California, for three years as a corps member of Teach For America. Becca grew up in North Carolina and Texas and currently live in Austin, Texas.

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