James McConchie, Ph.D., is an applied researcher who uses evaluation and continuous improvement to promote emerging adult development toward career pathways. He completed his Ph.D. in Positive Developmental Psychology at Claremont Graduate University. He studies the impact of positive relationships on individual thriving, focusing on young adults. He also writes and speaks about how positive development can help individuals become thriving members of society. He lives in San Diego, California, with his wife and their three charming boys.