Dr. Justin Diener-Best

Professor Dainer-Best is interested in how positive and negative emotions change the way people think about themselves and the world around them. More broadly, he is interested in the genesis and maintenance of depressed mood. His graduate work at UT-Austin focused on identifying the best methods of understanding how people who are depressed think. He has been at Bard College since 2018. He also sees clients in a part-time private practice, and works on pro bono asylum evaluations.