Kennon Marshall Sheldon is a professor of psychological sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. His research is in the areas of well-being, motivation, self-determination theory, personality, and positive psychology. In 2002 he was a recipient of a Templeton Foundation "Positive Psychology" prize and in 2014 received the Ed and Carol Diener award for mid-career achievement in personality psychology. He is the author of Optimal Human Being: An Integrated Multi-level Perspective, Self-determination Theory in the Clinic: Motivating physical and mental health, and has written and edited several other academic books, as well as more than 200 academic articles and book chapters.
- "UCR Researcher Among the Winners of Psychology's Largest Monetary Prize for Research on Happiness]". University of California, Riverside Newsroom. 2002. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
- Kennon M. Sheldon (2004). Optimal Human Being: An Integrated Multi-level Perspective. Psychology Press. ISBN 9781135636258.
- Sheldon, Kennon M.; Joiner, Thomas; Williams, Geoffrey (2013-05-01). Self-Determination Theory in the Clinic: Motivating Physical and Mental Health. Place of publication not identified: Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300199833.
- "Kennon M. Sheldon Curriculum Vita" (PDF).
- Kennon M. Sheldon, Ph.D., Faculty page at the University of Missouri
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