Lisa C. Walsh
Doctoral (Ph.D.) Candidate in Social/Personality Psychology
Positive Activities & Well-Being Lab
University of California, Riverside
My research focuses broadly on the who, what, where, when, why and how of happiness. I investigate the architecture of subjective well-being, including its outcomes (e.g., positive emotions, life satisfaction), mechanisms (e.g., social connectedness, elevation), moderators (e.g., culture, personality), and downstream consequences (e.g., career success). To explore these questions, I often employ positive activity interventions designed to enhance well-being, such as expressing gratitude, performing acts of kindness, and engaging in flow activities. I am currently working towards my Ph.D. at the University of California, Riverside with Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky in the Positive Activities and Well-Being (PAW) Laboratory.
Some of my current and past research explores: