Ariel Kor, M.A., is a fourth-year doctoral student in clinical psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. Ariel is Israeli-born and Singapore-bred, and a graduate of Oxford University (B.A., M.A.). Following a 15-year career in the world of finance, Ariel has returned to academia. He is a Founding Member of the Applied Positive Psychology Institute in Israel together with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar and Professor Mario Mikulincer, and is a board member of Meor--a Jewish education and leadership program at over 20 campuses across the US. His research interests are in behavioral addictions, spirituality, and attachment, as well as children's education and achievement. He is currently working on a neurobiological study attempting to identify the correlates of behavioral addictions, spirituality, and attachment.