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Greater Good Science Center Hiring a Director of Training

February 4, 2018|

The Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) at the University of California Berkeley is currently looking for a full-time Director of Training.

The Director of Training will teach individuals and organizations about the GGSC’s research-based practices for happiness, resilience, kindness, and connection—with a particular focus on helping organizations build these skills more deeply into their programs and workplace culture. The successful candidate […]

Penn Hiring Associate Director of Applied Positive Psychology Online Learning

February 4, 2018|

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences is seeking an Associate Director to oversee the development and delivery of a cluster of online credit-bearing positive psychology courses (APOP – Applied Positive Psychology) that will comprise a positive psychology academic certificate within a larger suite of positive psychology programming. In addition to the development of high quality, rigorous […]

Positive Judaism Summit 2018

February 4, 2018|

The Positive Judaism Summit 2018 will take place on March 17 in New York City. The Summit is organized around the topic of “Personal Happiness, Individual Thriving, and Communal Wellbeing: A New Jewish Vision.”

People of every denomination and background are invited to attend.

Registration and further information are available here.

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 will host their annual Positive Business Conference on May 10-11, 2018 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This conference will also feature presentations by leaders in industry and from the Ross School of Business.

The conference theme, “Right from the start: building and sustaining a positive culture from startup to scale,” will provide […]

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 […]

Postdoctoral Fellowships at University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

December 12, 2017|

The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California is now seeking candidates for research fellowships to help investigate behavioral influences on cancer risk starting in Fall 2018. Faculty at the school involved in this project have interests in positive psychology, such as studying the well-being of cancer survivors.

Candidates are sought with backgrounds and interests in social science methodologies […]

Meike Bartels, PhD, Awarded ERC Consolidator Grant

December 12, 2017|

IPPA Board Member and 2017 Fellow Meike Bartels, Ph.D., was awarded a €2 million European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant to study how genetics, epigenetics, and environmental factors impact well-being.

Dr. Bartels explains that this research project will ultimately help to develop a new framework of well-being that can “serve as a strong empirically-based foundation for the development of interdisciplinary academic theories […]

UNESCO Chair on Education for Global Peace Sustainability

September 14, 2017|

A proposal for a UNESCO Chair on Education for Global Peace Sustainability was recently accepted, which will integrate peace education and positive psychology. The Chair is led at the University of Lisbon through its Institute of Social and Political Sciences.

The UNESCO Chair on Education for Global Peace Sustainability is a co-constructed project that intends to advance a scientific and practical approach to […]

Positive Youth Development in Venezuela

June 14, 2017|

A new initiative has launched in Venezuela to support the positive development of adolescents. The website, Desarrollo Positivo Adolescente Venezuela, is a collaboration between Universidad Metropolitana and the Venezuelan Society of Positive Psychology, with support from UNICEF.

Through this website, people can share information about organizations that support positive youth development, help adolescents and their families, subscribe their organizations, and otherwise assist related initiatives.