Ryan T. Howell

Ryan T Howell

Dr. Ryan T. Howell is an Associate Professor of Psychology at San Francisco State University and the co-founder of beyondthepurchase.org an academic website which allows individuals all over the world to take free psychology quizzes to find out how their spending choices affect their happiness.

He is the director of The Personality and Well-Being Lab at San Francisco State University which focuses on identifying the factors that may best remedy human problems and cultivate thriving by understanding the barriers to functioning while simultaneously determining the conditions for meeting higher-order psychological needs.

Ryan’s research has been covered in media outlets such as TIME magazine, the New York Times, PBS (This Emotional Life), Forbes, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and he has appeared on National Public Radio, Radio New Zealand, and ABC 7 News.