Michael T. Warren

Michael T. Warren, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and affiliated with the Center for Cross-Cultural Research at Western Washington University. His positive psychology research builds understanding of how young people become mindful and inclusive individuals. His research focuses on how mindfulness emerges from the social fabric of adolescents' everyday lives (e.g., through interaction patterns with peers and teachers). His work also examines how moral virtues such as compassion and fairness develop, and how individuals can apply the virtues that they already value in the service of becoming better allies toward socially marginalized outgroups (e.g., people of color, poor and working-class individuals, LGBTQIA+ individuals).