Richard G. Cowden

Affiliated Research Scientist, SHINE
Psychology Research Associate, Human Flourishing Program, Harvard University

Richard G. Cowden, Ph.D., is a social-personality psychologist and research associate with the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard. He completed his doctoral training at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He is broadly interested in intersections between cultural-contextual dynamics and psychosocial processes that shape adaptive functioning, personal growth, and well-being. He has written 100+ scholarly articles and book chapters that address various aspects of human flourishing in a wide range of populations, and recently co-authored a book titled Place and Post-Pandemic Flourishing: Disruption, Adjustment, and Healthy Behaviors (Springer, 2021).