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Cynthia Pury

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I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with a background in anxiety disorders and PTSD. My early research career focused on emotion and cognition, although since the early 2000's I've been focused on studying courage. My current preferred definition for courage is taking a worthwhile risk. This simultaneously puts courage in the realm of positive psychology while also making it a double-barreled construct, with all of the attending measurement problems. I work in a department with an I-O PhD program, so in addition to clinical applications of courage and other values, I'm also interested in their application in the workplace. 

In my spare time, I enjoy a variety of performance-related hobbies, including improv comedy and ballroom dance.