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My name is Dr. James E. McGinley. I have a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. My dissertation examined the cross-cultural adjustment of expatriates working abroad. I am a certified Six Sigma Black Belt for managing process improvement and change in organizations. I have been a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) since 2004. I am also a certified Life Coach. I am an adjunct professor and I have taught counseling psychology at major U.S. universities for over 14 years.


I am from the United States, but I have traveled widely and I have a deep interest in the personal challenges we face in life, in coping, and in thriving - especially in cross-cultural environments.


My interest is in cross-cultural and applied psychology, whether at work, as a part of a team, in our personal lives and in our relationships with others, or when we face adversity in life – whether from stress, addiction, or exposure to crisis.


I am fortunate to have been trained in Positive Psychology by some of the leading researchers in the field, including Dr. Martin Seligman, the originator of Learned Helplessness Theory and one of the founders of Positive Psychology; Dr. Angela Duckworth, author of the best-selling book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance; and Dr. Barbara Frederickson, originator of the Broaden and Build Theory of Positive Emotions.


I have written six books covering topics such as coping, stress management, and cross-cultural adjustment, several research monographs, and over a dozen journal articles.

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