of Life Research Center (QLRC) at
Claremont Graduate University was founded in 1999.
The QLRC is a non-profit research institute that studies
Psychology; that is, human strengths such as creativity,
intrinsic motivation, and responsibility.
In the past,
the study of behavior has focused mainly on what goes wrong
in human affairs: aggression, mental disease, failure and
hopelessness. While it is essential to study and contain such
pathologies, it is equally important to understand those aspects
of human experience that make life worth living. The QLRC
conducts research on such issues, and provides a forum for
scholars from the U.S. and abroad who wish to extend their
studies in positive psychology.
A series of
programs in Positive Psychology were launched in the fall of
2007 through the
School of Behavioral and Organizational
Sciences. The Ph.D. programs in
Organizational Psychology and
Developmental Psychology provide research training in positive
psychology. M.A.'s co-concentrating in
Evaluation and either
Organizational Psychology or
Developmental Psychology are also offered.