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17th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter

April 10, 2017|

From July 17-22, 2017, Purdue University will host the 17th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter: Theory, Research and Applications. This is the first time that the Summer School will be held in the United States.

Dr. Willibald Ruch, a leader in the study of humor, is the main instructor for the course. It is intended for […]

International Meaning Conference 2017

April 9, 2017|

The International Meaning Conference 2017 will be held in London, UK from June 30 – July 2.

The conference will explore themes related to research on meaning in various contexts and practical applications for coaches and counselors. Speakers will include Piers Worth, Michael Steger, Paul Wong, and more.

Registration is available now on the conference website.

Wellbeing & Mental Health in Education Conference

April 9, 2017|

The International Positive Education Network (IPEN) and the University of Buckingham will host ‘The Ultimate Wellbeing & Mental Health in Education Conference’ on May 5, 2017 in London.

Participants will hear from a wide variety of expert speakers on topics like character development, mental health, behavior change, and wellbeing education around the world. Teachers and headmasters are particularly encouraged to […]

Penn Launches Foundations of Positive Psychology Online Course Specialization

April 1, 2017|

The University of Pennsylvania has launched a series of massive open online courses (MOOCs) on These courses can be taken individually or all together as part of a specialization in the Foundations of Positive Psychology.

Sessions include: “Positive Psychology: Martin E. P. Seligman’s Visionary Science” taught by Dr. Martin Seligman (IPPA Board Member); “Positive Psychology: Applications and Interventions” taught by […]

2017 World Happiness Report

March 20, 2017|

Coinciding with the United Nations’ International Day of Happiness (March 20, 2017), the Sustainable Development Solutions Network has published the 2017 World Happiness Report. This annual publication examines worldwide data on happiness and well-being, including a country ranking of happiness levels. This year’s report also includes chapters examining well-being in China and Africa, among other topics.

The report can be read […]

draft of ECPP news post edits

March 16, 2017|

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The State of Positive Education Report Published

March 8, 2017|


The World Education Summit and the International Positive Education Network (IPEN) have published a report on the State of Positive Education. The report examines the evidence in support of policy changes towards positive education, including examining case studies from around the world.

One of the contributing authors of the report, Dr. Margaret Kern, currently leads IPPA’s Educational Division.


The report can be read […]

Happiness & Its Causes 2017

March 6, 2017|

The Happiness and Its Causes conference will be held on June 22 and 23, 2017, in Sydney, Australia. This conference features international researchers and experts on happiness and well-being, including Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Richard M. Ryan, Matthieu Ricard, IPPA Leader Series presenters Felicia Huppert and Michael Steger, IPPA President-Elect Lea Waters, and many more. The conference will also hold “The Wellness Show” expo.

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University of Buckingham to Become a Positive University

March 6, 2017|

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Queen Mary University of London hiring Assistant Professor

March 5, 2017|

Queen Mary University of London is now hiring a permanent Assistant Professor (lecturer) in the Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology. They are seeking a candidate with a research focus on Positive Psychology and Well-Being.

Apply by March 28.

For more information and to submit your application, visit this page.