Dr. Ryan Niemiec
Dr. Ryan Niemiec is a psychologist and education director at the VIA Institute on Character. He is coauthor of Positive Psychology at the Movies: Using Films to Build Character Strengths and Virtues, which examines the science and practical application of positive psychology and popular movies that portray human strengths and virtues. He is also coauthor of Movies and Mental Illness and a number of publications on the interface of films and psychology. Ryan has a clinical and teaching interest in character strengths, mindfulness meditation, positive psychology, the application of the biopsychosocial model, and spiritual/religious issues in psychotherapy.