The Thriving Human Science Center was founded by dr. Lilian Jans-Beken. As an independent researcher with a focus on positive psychology in general and gratitude specifically, she was looking for an organisation to be affiliated with. Because she couldn’t find an affiliation where she felt completely at home, she decided to found an organisation herself. On October 10th, 2019 the Thriving Human Science Center saw the light of day.
The THSC is internationally orientated and it is affiliated with the Institute for Globally Distributed Open Science and Education (IGDORE) and collaborates with dr. Paul T.P. Wong of the International Netwerk on Personal Meaning (INPM). As from 2020, dr. Lilian Jans-Beken is affiliated to the World Database of Happiness by the Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands) as an associated researcher. She curates the section of correlational findings of gratitude. The organisation is registered with the Chamber of Commerce under the number NL001844915B07.
The logo of the Thriving Human Science Center consists of a tree that grows in a heart. It visualizes the growing, flourishing, and thriving human potentialities that can be found in the hearts of all people of this world.
Vision and Mission
To bring knowledge about human thriving to the world
We acquire and share scientific knowledge about human thriving to support good health and well-being for all people in all cultures around the world, and in all life domains: spiritual, community, family, career, and personal.
We do this by having our own research project in place and to share scientific results communicated by other researchers to everyone that is interested in human thriving. Our knowledge is published in scientific journals, and all kinds of media for professionals and lay people.
We do this because we want to support the Sustainable Developmental Goals; Goal nr. 3: Good Health and Well-Being. Mental health problems are a serious problem around the world and it is important to focus on prevention by increasing the resilience and thriving of all people in the world.