Positive Psychology Interventions: Enhancing Gratitude

Event Type: Public Lecture

Event Theme: Evidence-based Practice

Speaker: Dr. Edward Hoffman (Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychology, Yeshiva University)

Date: 10 Oct 2019 (Thursday)

Time: 2:00pm - 3:45pm

Venue: RLB303, Research Complex, HKSYU

Language: English



1) Refreshment will be provided. 
2) Free Admission.
3) Registration is not compulsory but recommended for seat-reservation and news update.


Twenty years of research in positive psychology indicates the importance of gratitude for individual well-being. It has been aptly said that if one wishes to boost his or her flourishing in daily life, then the surest way is to become a more grateful person. Gratitude has also been identified as an important factor in resilience for those who have suffered trauma and in contributing to happiness in marriage. In this lecture, Dr. Hoffman will highlight the findings from empirical studies designed to increase individual gratitude and report on meta-analyses in this domain. He will also suggest avenues for future research. 


About the Presenter

Edward Hoffman, Ph.D. is an adjunct associate professor at Yeshiva University, and received

his degrees in psychology from Cornell University and the University of Michigan at Ann Abor. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, the Indian Journal of Positive Psychology, and the Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy.


Dr. Hoffman is co-author with Dr. William C. Compton of Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing, 3rd edition (Sage Publications, 2019), the leading college textbook in the world on positive psychology, and currently being translated into Chinese. Dr. Hoffman has also authored major biographies of Alfred Adler and Abraham Maslow, both translated into several languages including Chinese.

Contact Information

Should you have any enquiries, Please feel free to contact: cebp@hksyu.edu