Joshua Garrin holds a Ph.D. in health psychology, an M.S. in cognitive psychology, and a B.S. in general psychology and journalism. Following the completion of his doctorate in 2014, Joshua was the recipient of Walden University's Harold L. Hodgkinson Award for Outstanding Dissertation Research for his inquiry on health beliefs, outcome expectancies, and stress appraisal in college seniors. In addition, Joshua is the recipient of Walden University's 2015 Presidential Alumni Research Dissemination Award for having published his award-winning dissertation research via multiple literary channels.
As a health psychologist, Joshua's interests focus on the intrinsic motives that underlie sustained health behavior change--seven of which serve as the conceptual framework discussed in his new book, The I-Way to Well: Mapping the Seven Selves of Health Motivation (Motivational Press)--now available for through retailers worldwide.