Interview with Mohammed Al-Haj Baddar: Jordan's first positive psychologist


  • Mohammed K. Al-Haj Baddar Jannati Clinic, Amman, Jordan


positive psychology, well-being, positive education, refugees, Jordan, social media


In this volume of the Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology, we explore the views, hopes, and current research agendas of those working to advance knowledge in the field of positive psychology within the MENA region, or who research aspects of culture and religion relevant to it. We uncover their thoughts on the current status of knowledge as well as what opportunities and pitfalls exist. Here, we discuss with Jordanian Mohammed Al-Haj Baddar, his work in positive education and the development of positive psychosocial support groups for refugees.

Author Biography

Mohammed K. Al-Haj Baddar, Jannati Clinic, Amman, Jordan

Mohammed K. Al-Haj Baddar, an International Positive Education Network (IPEN) global representative and International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) associate, holds a Master’s degree in educational psychology from Al Balqaa University, Jordan. As a positive psychology specialist at the Jannati Clinic, Jordan, he facilitates positive psychology interventions to groups, individuals, and schools. The appreciation of beauty and excellence and a love of learning are his top strengths and these led him to take dozens of online courses on psychology and positive psychology since 2013. In the past year, in collaboration with CARE International, he conducted seven positive psychosocial support programs with 22 Syrian refugee groups in Mafraq and Azraq. He is currently writing an Arabic-language practice guide in positive psychology to spread the message of positivity called نفسي الإيجابية (My Positive Psych).


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How to Cite

Al-Haj Baddar, M. K. (2017). Interview with Mohammed Al-Haj Baddar: Jordan’s first positive psychologist. Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology, 3(1), 7–11. Retrieved from



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