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Jane E. Gillham

Associate Professor of Psychology

Jane Gillham

Jane Gillham is an expert on the intersection of clinical psychology, developmental psychology, and education. She is particularly interested in the ways in which schools can promote well-being in children and adolescents. Currently, she is involved with the Positive Psychology for Youth Project, which investigates the effects of positive psychology intervention for high school students in the Wallingford-Swarthmore school district. She is also the co-director of the Penn Resiliency Project, a program investigating the promotion of resilience and prevention of depression in adolescents.

Gillham is the co-author of The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resistance (Houghton Mifflin, 1995) and editor of the volume The Science of Optimism: Research Essays in Honor of Martin E.P. Seligman (Templeton Foundation Press, 2000).

She received her B.A. from Princeton University and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

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