DR. RYAN HOWELL

PWB Lab Director & Principal Investigator

 

Overview

About Dr. Howell

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Dr. Ryan T. Howell

Lab Director & Principal Investigator 

Ph.D, Social/Personality Psychology, University of California, Riverside

Dr. Howell is an expert on the link between purchasing habits and happiness and how such factors as personality and an individual's approach to the past, present, and future affect their happiness. His research suggests that people gain greater happiness from spending money on life experiences rather than material items. He instructs various courses including Analysis of Variance and Experimental Design, Statistical Analysis of Psychological Research, Introductory Psychological Statistics, Honor's Research, and Seminar in Selected Problems. He is also the director of the Personality and Well-Being Lab, a professor at San Francisco State University, and co-founder of Beyond the Purchase and the EBTS. 

Background

Academic & Professional History

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Doctor of Philosophy [2005]
Social/Personality Psychology Division
University of California, Riverside 
Master of Arts [2002]
Social/Personality Psychology Division
University of California, Riverside 
 
Bachelor of Science [1998]
Psychology, Cum Laude
Westmont College

Academic

History

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Department of Psychology

San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Avenue, Bldg., 301

San Francisco, California

94132-4168 U.S.A. 

 

@SpendingWell

 

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Professional

History

Full Professor [2018 - Current]
San Francisco State University
 
Associate Professor [2012 - 2018]
San Francisco State University
 
Assistant Professor [2007 - 2012]
San Francisco State University
 
Assistant Professor [2005 - 2007]
University of California, Bakersfield