Giacomo Bono, Ph.D.
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Psychology and Child Development Program
Areas of Expertise
Social and Developmental Psychology, Youth and Family well-being, Resilience and Positive Youth Development, Education Reform, and Parenting.
Dr. Giacomo Bono is an author, teacher and researcher in social and developmental psychology and in the behavioral sciences. He co-authored the book Making Grateful Kids: The Science of Building Character (2014, Templeton Press) with Hofstra University faculty member Jeffrey Froh.
Bono has conducted and evaluated research in youth development programs in schools and communities. He is the director of the Youth Gratitude Project (YGP), which received two three-year grants totaling $2.5 million from the John Templeton Foundation between 2011-2018. The YGP assesses gratitude among children and adolescents, examines the development of their gratitude, and researches intervention strategies for promoting gratitude in youth. The current phase of this research is focused on testing gratitude and purpose curriculum in preschools and in grades 4-12 in collaboration with Kendall Bronk, associate professor of psychology at Claremont Graduate University, and Dacher Keltner, the founding faculty member of UC Berkley’s Greater Good Science Center.
Ph.D. Psychology, Claremont Graduate University
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