James. E. Maddux is University Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Senior Scholar at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA). He received his PhD in clinical psychology (with a minor in social psychology) from the University of Alabama in 1981. His major interest is the integration of theory and research from clinical, social, and health psychology. His research has been concerned primarily with understanding the influence of beliefs about personal effectiveness and control on psychological adjustment and health-related behavior. He is the former Editor of the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology and former director of the clinical psychology doctoral program at George Mason University. He is the co-editor (with Barbara Winstead) of Psychopathology: Foundations for a Contemporary Understanding (now in its 4th edition) and the editor of the forthcoming Social Psychological Foundations of Well-Being and Life Satisfaction. Dr. Maddux is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association’s Divisions of General, Clinical, and Health Psychology and a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. He also served for ten years on the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Board's Examination Committee, which is responsible for the Examination for the Practice of Professional Psychology used throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003 and 2004 he was a Guest Professor in the Department of Health Psychology at the Free University in Berlin. For the last several years his major professional activities have included teaching graduate students, giving lectures, and organizing workshops on evidence-based clinical practice in Europe, primarily in the former communist-bloc countries of Eastern Europe. He is a Visiting Professor at Klaipeda University in Lithuania.