Carol Ryff

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Carol Ryff
Carol Diane Ryff
Alma materPennsylvania State University
Known forResearch on psychological well-being
SpouseJack S. Dennis[1]
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
ThesisTowards a salient behavior-change construct in adult development and aging: the implementation-culmination sequence (1978)

Carol Diane Ryff is an American academic and psychologist. She received her doctorate in 1978.[2] She is known for studying psychological well-being[3][4] and psychological resilience.[5] Ryff is the Hilldale Professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she directs the Institute on Aging.[6] Ryff developed the six-factor model of psychological well-being.


  1. ^ "Olivia Metzger, Alexander Dennis". The New York Times. 6 May 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Carol Ryff - IResearchNet". 16 September 2016.
  3. ^ Jayson, Sharon (12 October 2004). "Power of a super attitude". USA Today. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  4. ^ Stulberg, Brad (5 May 2017). "How to find happiness and meaning outside your job". The Week. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Carol Ryff". Institute on Aging. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Archived from the original on 5 May 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Carol Ryff". 12 September 2012.

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