I'm honored to be among 33 psychologists included in the American Psychological Association's list of influential psychologists. As a part of their article, the APA asked me what critical issues the field must address. Here's my response:
While we have developed interventions that reduce suffering, promote meaning and improve cooperation, access to these interventions remains a problem. Our knowledge is hard to discover. Our services are hard to acquire. At the same time, technology has made it easier to discover information through the internet and apply interventions through smartphone apps. Yet few psychologists produce this content or develop these interventions. How can we scale up the best of our applied science to improve lives in a way never before imagined?