Paul T. P. Wong
#48214 Overall Influence

Paul T. P. Wong

Canadian clinical psychologist and academic

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Paul T. P. Wong is a Canadian clinical psychologist who is currently Adjunct Professor at Saybrook University, as well as Professor Emeritus of Trent University and Trinity Western University. Wong has made important contributions in diverse fields, especially learning theory, social cognition, existential psychology, and positive psychology. In addition to his role as clinical psychologist, Wong has taught at a number of universities, including the University of Texas at Austin and York University. He is also widely known as a public speaker on psychological topics such as the acceptance of death and finding lasting meaning in life.

Early in his career, Wong studied animal behavior and learning. He later explored topics in social cognition, such as stress and coping research, which led him into a broader investigation of applied psychology, notably in positive psychology, the study of what constitutes a “good life.” While these larger issues are historically thought of as part of philosophy, positive psychology seeks to apply empirical research on social and individual behaviors and attitudes when approaching this question. Wong has been an influential and public leader in this field.

Wong is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association. He is founder and president of the International Network on Personal Meaning, and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy. In 2016, he received the Carl Rogers Award, presented by the Society for Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association.

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Paul T. P. Wong is a Canadian clinical psychologist and professor. His research career has gone through four stages, with significant contributions in each stage: learning theory, social cognition, existential psychology, and positive psychology. He is most known for his integrative work on death acceptance, meaning therapy, and second wave positive psychology . He has been elected as a fellow for both the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association.

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Trinity Western University
Trinity Western University

Private university in Canada

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University of Toronto
University of Toronto

University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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#412 World Rank
Psychology