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Jeffrey J. Froh

Professor of Psychology


Degrees

PSYD, 2004, St Johns Univ Jamaica; MS, 2002, St Johns Univ Jamaica; BA, 1999, St Josephs Coll ME


Bio

Dr. Jeffrey Froh is a Professor of Psychology at Hofstra University where he has taught since 2006. He received his M.S. and Psy.D. degrees in School Psychology from St. John’s University and his bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s College. Dr. Froh is a New York State certified school psychologist, New York State licensed psychologist, Associate Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute, past Associate Editor for The Journal of Positive Psychology, and founder and Clinical Director of the Positive Psychology Institute for Emerging Adults at Hofstra (www.Hofstra.edu/ppi)Working intimately with the University’s counseling center, at his institute, Dr. Froh trains his doctoral students in the cutting-edge therapeutic approach of positive clinical psychology by supervising their counseling sessions with emerging adults. He also owns and operates the corporation Positive Psychological Counseling Services, LLC, where he specializes in psychotherapy for emerging adults (for more information, please visit his website: www.drjeffreyfroh.com). In 2008, Dr. Froh created a Positive Psychology course for undergraduates. He has taught the course every Fall and Spring semester since then, and every semester the course closes out immediately (i.e., it reaches its maximum capacity within 24 hours) because it is the most popular course in the entire Psychology Department; he has also taught this course at the doctoral level, too.

Before joining the Hofstra faculty, Dr. Froh taught at various colleges and practiced as a school psychologist in several school districts on Long Island in New York. Dr. Froh is the co-editor of the book Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology: A Guide for Instructors (2013, American Psychological Association), which is translated into Japanese, and co-author of Making Grateful Kids: The Science of Building Character (2014, Templeton Press), which is translated into Spanish, Korean, and Chinese. He received a 3-year $1 million grant from The John Templeton Foundation to study the measurement, development, and enhancement of gratitude in children and adolescents. He has nearly 60 publications on positive psychology, strengths, happiness, and well-being, among other topics, in top-tier journals and scholarly volumes, and he has given over 120 presentations on positive psychology related topics, such as happiness, gratitude, and purpose. His research has appeared in mainstream media such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. 


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
PSY 027 (BH) POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY Undergraduate
PSY 100 DEPT HONORS CANDIDACY:RESEARCH Undergraduate
PSY 151 INDEPENDENT READINGS IN PSY Undergraduate
PSY 209 CLASSICAL PSY CONCEPTS Graduate
PSY 210 CURRENT LIT OF PSY Graduate
PSY 223 RESEARCH DESIGN II Graduate
PSY 224 EVAL HEALTH SERVICE PROGRAMS Graduate
PSY 252 INDEPENDENT TOPICS IN PSY Graduate
PSY 258A SOCL PSY & SCHL SYST Graduate
PSY 602 DISSERTATION PROP PREP Graduate
PSY 604 DISSERTATION ADVISEMENT Graduate
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