Alejandro Adler is a well-being scientist and a postdoctoral fellow at the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He works under the leadership of Dr. Martin Seligman, the founder of Positive Psychology. His research focuses on well-being, education, and public policy. Currently, Alejandro is working with the governments of Australia, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Mexico, Peru, and the USA to infuse curricula across schools in these countries with Positive Psychology and to measure the impact of these interventions on youth well-being. He has published a number of articles in both scholarly and non-academic outlets, and he frequently speaks at international conferences and gatherings.
Originally from Mexico, Alejandro has a BA in psychology, a BSc in economics, an MA in psychology, and a PhD in psychology, all from the University of Pennsylvania. Before enrolling in his PhD program under the supervision of Dr. Martin Seligman, Alejandro worked as a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy, a think tank dedicated to channeling philanthropic funds to where they can have the most social impact. He is currently one of 60 members of the International Expert Well-being Group – a group of leading international experts from distinct disciplines who are working with the United Nations to create a New Development Paradigm based on well-being and happiness, which went into effect in 2015 when the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expired and became the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Links to Dr. Adler’s international work:
El bienestar como un nuevo paradigma de desarrollo (3:17:50 – 4:00:40)