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Michael W. Fordyce

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I met Dr. Michael Fordyce in the fall of 1983 at Edison Community College. At the age of 41, I returned to college to complete my degrees in Psychology. Eight years later, Michael followed my progress from ECC to my USF Bachelor (1989) and Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling (1991). He invited me to join him in his practice at The Marriage and Family Center in Ft. Myers, Florida for my internship in 1991. I subsequently joined his practice

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Posted by: LINDA ENGEL - Dunedin, FL - Coworker   Jul 17, 2017

I had Michael as a teacher 30 years ago at Edison Community College and he truly changed my life. Because of taking his class during a hard time in my life, I kept his fundamentals in my thoughts always. I still have his book "the Psychology of Happiness" and have shown it to many others over the years. Because of it, I met my husband and have had a full, fulfilling life. Thank you, Michael.


Posted by: Hilary Baggs - Las Vegas, NV - Student   Mar 25, 2017

I had him for class about how to be happy. What so to the point, yet great teacher. He stated, women want security and men want romance, yes, only its so true never forgot that. Yes, wish I would have listened to him then.


Posted by: richard boteho - fort myers, DC - student   Feb 18, 2015

Oh I just saw this. Makes me so sad. He was a good man. He was a beautiful heart. I had the pleasure of knowing him as a teacher and a friend. He made me laugh so much and dance so hard. He showed such respect in his classroom especially when my young children had to come to class with me. I will always smile when I think of him. He loved life and what it offered, he lived life

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Posted by: Jeanne Dubrasky - Fort Myers, FL - Friend   Oct 28, 2013

To Jimmy and Steve, Your brother was a wonderful man in so many ways. Please know that you are all in my prayers. He will be missed. My love to you both. Diane


Posted by: Diane Fordyce - Webster, FL - ex-wife   Sep 11, 2012

I never met Dr. Fordyce in person, but his online book about happiness had a tremendous impact on my life & he will live on in a special place in my heart. After a devastating breakup, I felt hopeless...but I stumbled upon his 14 fundamentals online and am amazed how it has changed my life. As I later learned about positive psychology, I was always fascinated how the majority of modern findings were already in his 14 fundamentals. He truly was decades ahead of his time.


Posted by: Steve B - Piscataway, NJ - Fan of his work   Aug 29, 2012

Thank you very much Dr. Fordyce for your contributions to happiness research. You were one of the first researchers we met in our quest to promote a better and happier society in Mexico. Your work was and still is an inspiration for all of us. We learned so much from you that you will always be a reference in our research.

Thanks again!


Posted by: Jose Garcia Vega - Monterrey - Researcher   Jul 25, 2012

Thank you Dr. Fordyce, for founding the happiness movement http://thehappinessshow.com/ Stay happy forever and ever....... ( :


Posted by: George Ortega - White Plains, NY - collegue   May 04, 2012