The PSI welcomes Dr. Ben Houltberg as its new Director of Research!

Dr. Ben Houltberg is a developmental scientist by training and has spent the past decade researching the social and psychological determinants of human performance. He is widely published on topics such as emotion regulation, socialization (particularly in family contexts), adversity and resilience, and identity development and emotional well-being among high performers. In addition to conducting academic research to develop theory related mindset and performance, Dr. Houltberg is also a licensed counselor - he conducts applied research to inform the training of entrepreneurs, athletes, and community members.

Ben Houltberg

Some publications from Dr. Houltberg related to mindset and performance include:

Check back for updates on the PSI's research projects and publications.


If you are a student interested in becoming a Research Assistant at the PSI during the Fall, Spring, or Summer term, please fill out an application here:


If you are a graduate student or faculty member interested in developing research related to performance science, please contact Dr. Ben Houltberg at