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 […]

April 10, 2017|

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Swiss Positive Psychology Association Announces Conference Program

The Swiss Positive Psychology Association (SWIPPA) announces the program for its 2nd SWIPPA conference being held on November 27, 2015 at the University of Zurich.

The conference will feature two keynote addresses: Positive Psychology: The good, the bad, and the ugly, by Dr. Carmelo Vazquez, of the Universidad Complutense de […]

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 […]

Call for Mentors and Workshop Proposals for SIPPA Mentoring Event

March 9, 2017|

IPPA’s Student Division (SIPPA) has an opportunity for members to actively support the next generation of positive psychology researchers and practitioners at SIPPA’s Mentor event at the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology.

Student members of IPPA will present the SIPPA Mentoring Event on Friday, July 14th from 7 – 8:30 pm. This year, in addition to facilitating traditional mentor/mentee […]

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March 9, 2017|

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SPSP Happiness and Well-Being Post-Conference Report

March 8, 2017|

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Clinical Division Launches Positive Intervention Competition

March 8, 2017|

The Positive Clinical Psychology Division of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) today launches a competition designed to stimulate the development of innovative clinical practices which foster mental health and well-being as well as alleviate psychological stress and dysfunction.

The Avante-garde Positive Psychology Clinical Intervention Competition will allow for collaboration, contribute to best practices and standards for interventions, and harness the potential […]