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Engaging Education Pre-conference at ECPP 2018

January 16, 2018|

Engaging Education – Let’s Make It Happen. Exploring Science and Practice-Based Opportunities.
A pre-conference at the 9th European Conference on Positive Psychology (ECPP 2018)
June 26-27, 2018 in Budapest, Hungary
Presented by IPPA’s Positive Education Division (IPPAEd)

Around the world, there are concerns about students’ abilities with 21st century skills, mental health problems, and lack of motivation to learn. Engagement is a common […]

11th National Conference of SIPP

January 15, 2018|

XI National Conference of the Italian Positive Psychology Society (SIPP) will take place at the University of Bari in Bari, Apulia, Italy from June 15-16, 2018. The theme of the conference is “Positive Psychology and Interconnectedness – Real and virtual communities.”

The keynote speakers will be Francisco Eiroa-Orosa and Giuseppe Riva.

The deadline to submit abstracts is March 17, 2018.

See the […]

10th Biennial International Meaning Conference

January 12, 2018|

The 10th Biennial International Meaning Conference will take place from August 2-5, 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. The theme of the conference is Courage, Faith, and Meaning: Existential Positive Psychology’s Response to Adversity.

Keynote speakers will include Dr. Carol Ryff, IPPA Board Member Dr. Michael Steger, Dr. Ken Sheldon, and more.

The Call for Submissions for the conference will close on April […]

Call for Unpublished Papers for Psychological Well-Being and Longevity Meta-Analysis

January 12, 2018|

Ed Diener, Ph.D., and Samantha Heintzelman, Ph.D., at the University of Virginia are collecting unpublished reports for a meta-analysis examining the effects of subjective well-being on longevity/mortality. They are seeking findings and data sets in which these variables were measured in a prospective manner, though not reported in a published work. To qualify, studies must:

1)   Be a prospective/longitudinal study design

2)   Include a […]

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Launches Master Program on Genes in Behaviour and Health

January 11, 2018|

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is launching a new research Master program in Fall 2018: Genes in Behaviour and Health.
In this two-year full time program, students will learn about the relevant research methods to design and carry out high-quality research within the field of behaviour genetics and genetic epidemiology, and to study how our genes interact with the environment for behavioral and health […]

2018 Positive Business Project and Positive Business Conference

January 11, 2018|

The Center for Positive Organizations at the Ross School of Business is accepting applications for the 2018 Positive Business Project. This annual endeavor recognizes organizations for leadership in the domains of environmental stewardship, community stewardship, and employee empowerment. Nominations for the Positive Business Project will be accepted through the early application deadline of February 16, and the final application […]

2nd Congress of the German-speaking Association of Positive Psychology (DACH-PP)

December 13, 2017|

The German-speaking Association of Positive Psychology (DACH-PP) will hold their 2nd Congress in Nuremberg, Germany, from September 22-23, 2018.

The Call for Papers will close on January 31, 2018.

DACH-PP is an umbrella organization for positive psychology associations in the German-speaking world, including the Swiss Positive Psychology Association (SWIPPA) and the Austrian Association of Positive Psychology (APPA).

Please see the conference website for more […]

Third Conference on Positive Psychology in Poland

December 12, 2017|

The III Conference on Positive Psychology in Poland, organized by the Polish Positive Psychology Association, will take place in Warsaw, Poland from July 2-4, 2018.

The theme of this conference is “Positive psychology – what has been broadened and built over the last two decades.” It will be held at Maria Grzegorzewska Pedagogical University. The conference will welcome special guests Barbara Fredrickson, IPPA’s […]

Greater Good Science Center Names Favorite Books of 2017

December 12, 2017|

Our partners at the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley recently released their favorite books on the “science of a meaningful life” in 2017.

The list includes books about mediation, marriage, resilience, biology, sleep, and more. It also includes The Strength Switch: How the New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Can Help Your Child and Your Teen to Flourish by […]

PESA 2018 Conference

December 12, 2017|

The Positive Education Schools Association (PESA) will hold its 4th annual conference at Geelong Grammar School in Geelong, Victoria, Australia from April 11-14, 2018.

The theme for the 2018 PESA conference will be CONNECT. This theme reflects the event’s aims of connecting theory with application, connecting positive education with curriculum and culture, connecting delegates with one another and with positive psychology practices […]