Kushlev, Kostadin

Faculty of Arts

Research Topic

Happiness and well-being

Research Group

Social Cognition and Emotion Lab

Research Description

My research focuses on the emotional experience of people. The topics that I am currently investigating range from what gives (or takes away from) people's experience of meaning in life to how people react to shame and guilt, and to what extent new technologies introduce stress and anxiety in our lives.

What do you hope to accomplish with your research?

I hope we can improve our understanding about what makes people happier and educate people to make better choices in their lives.

What are your future career goals?

I would like to have an academic career and do research and teach at a university.

Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree?

I find scientific research exciting and motivating. I would like to dedicate my life to expanding our knowledge about ourselves, which is why I chose to study psychology.

Why did you choose to come to British Columbia and study at UBC?

I love the beauty of BC and Vancouver. I also love the research I am involved with.

What has been your most memorable Vancouver experience so far?

My experience in Vancouver has been memorable and amazing in a myriad different ways.

Personal Interests / Hobbies

Swimming, hiking, traveling, dancing, singing.