Maria Elena Garassini is Director of School of Psychology (Metropolitan University) in Caracas – Venezuela. She has been the compilator, autor and co-author of chapters of the first and second book of Positive Psychology in Venezuela called: Positive Psychology: studies in Venezuela edited in September 2010 and Lasting Happiness: Well being studies in Venezuela edited in May 2012.
Her interests of current investigation (research) are in the field of Health Psychology, Organizational Psychology and Educational Psychology using the basic concepts from Positive Psychology (virtues and strengths and the concept of flow and resilience. In the School of Psychology Dr. Garassini is the person in charge of developing educational initiatives in positive psychology.
Dr Garassini is member of the International Association of Positive Psychology (IPPA) and of the Iberoamerican web of Positive Psychology.