Michaela Brohm-Badry

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Michaela Brohm-Badry
Other namesMichaela Brohm
Scientific career
FieldsEducation, Motivation, Positive Psychology
InstitutionsUniversity of Trier (Professor and Dean)

Michaela Brohm-Badry is a German professor for Learning and Instruction at the University of Trier (Germany, Rhineland Palatinate).[1]


Her scientific research is focused on the links between motivation, well-being and achievement. She popularizes positive-psychological and motivational science for education and leadership purposes as an author for scholarly press publishers. And she transfer that knowledge to the broader German population as a public person through the German news media and the German Press Agency.[2][3][4][5][6][7] She is the organizer of the first German University postgraduate program on Positive Psychology in Germany.[8]

Professional Background[edit]

Brohm-Badry acquired her doctorate degree in musicology at the University of Fridericiana Karlsruhe in 2000. She started her research into learning and motivation theories short after. In the year 2000, she became a lecturer at the University of Karlsruhe for the theory and practice of motivation. In 2007, she received and accepted the call for the chair for Learning and Instruction at the University of Trier in the interdisciplinary field of the educational sciences (pedagogy, sociology and psychology).[9]

Since 2015, Brohm-Badry has been a founder and the president of the German Society for Positive-Psychological Research (DGPPF).[10] The DGPPF is an association of scientists from various academic backgrounds, conducting research with the aim of promoting and disseminating the science behind positive psychology. [11] As an additional qualification for positive psychological research and application, Brohm-Badry acquired the New York Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (NYCAPP) at the New York Open Center in March 2018.[12] Afterwards, she has been invited to the International Positive Psychology Association conference in 2019 as a speaker.[13] She contributes as a speaker at the Seligman Europe Tour 2019.


  1. ^ Prof. Dr. Michaela Brohm-Badry (geb. Brohm) - Empirische Lehr-Lern-Forschung und Didaktik, University of Trier
  2. ^ "Forscherin: Persönliches Glück kann jeder ganz einfach lernen", Huffington Post (in German)
  3. ^ "Keine großen Vorsätze fürs neue Jahr fassen", BILD (in German)
  4. ^ "Glücksforscherin: Keine großen Vorsätze fürs neue Jahr", Focus (in German)
  5. ^ "Glücklich sein kann man lernen", Wirtschaftswoche (in German)
  6. ^ "Glücksforscherin: Keine großen Vorsätze fürs neue Jahr", Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German)
  7. ^ "Persönliches Glück kann man lernen", Welt (in German)
  8. ^ Zukunftsmanagement und Positiver Wandel (ZUPO)
  9. ^ "International Positive Psychological Association", IPPA
  10. ^ "Vorstand der DGPPF", DGPPF (in German)
  11. ^ DrNicoRose (2016-02-01). "Positive Psychology is gaining ground in Deutschland: New Associations and Conferences". Mappalicious. Retrieved 2019-07-02.
  13. ^ International Positive Psychology Association Conference - Speakers