Bio

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Orin Davis earned the first doctorate in positive psychology, and is a self-actualization engineer who enables people to do and be their best. His consulting focuses on making workplaces great places to work, and his research is on flow, creativity, hypnosis, and mentoring. In addition to being the principal investigator of the Quality of Life Laboratory, he is a startup advisor who helps early-stage companies enhance their value propositions, pitches, culture, and human capital. Dr. Davis also serves as a science advisor to Happify and Happy Brain Science, and is an adjunct professor of business, psychology, entrepreneurship, and creativity. He writes and speaks avidly about human capital, creativity and innovation, and positive psychology.

Education

  • Ph.D. 2010

    Positive Organizational Psychology

    Claremont Graduate University

  • 2004-2006

    Post-Baccalaureate Research

    Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital

 

  • B.S. 2004

    Neuroscience, Psychology

    Brandeis University

Teaching

  • Present2010

    PSYCHOLOGY

    • Introduction to Psychology, Iona College (2016, 2017)
    • Conceptual Change and Learning, University of Massachusetts Boston (2015)
    • Metacognition, University of Massachusetts Boston (2014)
    • Introduction to Psychology, City University of New York, Baruch College (2013, 2014)
    • Attention and Perception, City University of New York, Baruch College (2014)
    • Learning and Behavior, Brandeis University (2013)
    • Introduction to Psychology, City University of New York, Medgar Evers College (2010-2011)
    • Learning Theories, American Jewish University (2010)

  • Present2011

    STATISTICS/METHODS

    • Statistics, City University of New York, Baruch College (2013, 2014)
    • Research Methods, City University of New York, Baruch College (2014)
    • Business Statistics, Yeshiva University, Sy Syms School of Business (2013)
    • Pre-Statistics, Yeshiva University, Sy Syms School of Business (2013)
    • Experimental Psychology, City University of New York, Medgar Evers College (2011)

  • Present2012

    MANAGEMENT/HR/INDUSTRIAL-ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

    • Talent Management (EMBA), NYIT (Manhattan; 2017)
    • Organizational Psychology (Undergraduate), NYIT-SBTU (China; 2017)
    • Organizational Psychology (EMBA): NYIT-JUFE (China), NYIT (Manhattan) (2016, 2017)
    • Business Policy (BBA capstone course), CUNY, Zicklin School of Business (2016)
    • Fundamentals of Management, City University of New York, Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business (2015)
    • Employee Training and Development, City University of New York, Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business (2015)
    • Industrial-Organizational Psychology, City University of New York, Baruch College (2013)
    • Positive Psychology in the Workplace, Project Polymath (2012)

  • Present2013

    CREATIVITY

    • Seminar in Creativity: Personal and Professional Applications, University of Massachusetts Boston (2015)
    • Tools and Techniques in Creativity (live lecture and online), Drexel University (2014)
    • Creativity in the Workplace, Drexel University (2013, 2014)
    • Foundations of Creativity (live lecture and online), Drexel University (2013)

  • 20142005

    OTHER

    • STEP Instructor, Barnard College: College Writing, Psychology, Algebra, Test Prep (2013-2014)
    • Summer Discovery at UCLA: Sport Psychology (2008-2009), Pre-Algebra (2009), Beginning Spanish (2008)
    • Swing Dance, MIT course (2006) and Lindy Hop Society events, 2005-2007; 2011-2012

Editing

  • Present2010

    Editorial Board

    International Journal of Wellbeing

  • Present2016

    Consulting Editor

    Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts

  • Present2014

    Consulting Editor

    Journal of Happiness Studies

  • Present2016

    Reviewer

    American Psychological Association Conference

  • Present2013

    Reviewer

    World Congress on Positive Psychology

  • Present2012

    Reviewer

    Academy of Management Conference

  • 20172017

    Consulting Editor

    European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology

  • 20152015

    Consulting Editor

    American Journal of Play

  • 20132013

    Consulting Editor

    Journal of Positive Psychology

  • 20102010

    Consulting Editor

    International Journal of Medical Education

  • 20102010

    Consulting Editor

    Dreaming

Professional Society Memberships

Prior Research Positions