Faculty Profile

Kristin Neff

Kristin  Neff
Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

Phone: +1 512 471 0382, +1 512 471 4155
Email: kneff@austin.utexas.edu
Office: SZB 506D
Office Hours: by appointment
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Dr. Kristin Neff's research interests center on the psychological health benefits of self-compassion. Self-compassion is a concept borrowed from Buddhist psychology, and entails self-kindness, feelings of interconnectedness, and mindfulness. Dr. Neff has developed a scale to measure the construct and has conducted numerous studies on the topic.

Dr. Neff is internationally recognized as a pioneering researcher into self-compassion. She is now focusing on applications of self-compassion, teaching people how to relate to themselves with greater kindness.