Thank you literature review project volunteers! (9/6/2018) - Under the leadership of the Positive Health & Wellness Division’s Literature Review Team (Alina Yarova, Lisa Miller, and Hitomi Katsumi), we have been fortunate to have the help of many volunteers to make our literature review project a success. The Division would like to thank and acknowledge the seventeen amazing volunteers hailing from eight countries
Editorial Assistant and Reviewers Wanted for Division Publication (9/6/2018) - The following volunteer job opportunities are available immediately with the editorial team of IPPA's Positive Health and Wellness Division publication, Chronicle of Advances in Positive Health and Well-being. Editorial Assistant / Copy Editor Responsibilities The Editorial Assistant / Copy Editor of the PH&W’s newsletter is responsible for supporting the Editor-in-Chief, Deputy Editor, and Associate Editors
Positive Health, Fitness, & Medicine at the European Conference on Positive Psychology (ECPP)  #ECPP2018 (9/6/2018) - By Elaine O’Brien, Ph.D., MAPP, CPT “This conference (ECPP) is a wonderful example of the quiet steady work the world is crying to know more about.” – Donald Officer The 9th European Conference on Positive Psychology, Budapest, took place from June 28-30, 2018. IPPA Positive Health & Wellness Division leaders and members offered individual and
Register for “Living the Forgiving Life,” a Webinar with Dr. Loren Toussaint (9/6/2018) - Living the Forgiving Life: Implications for Health and Well-Being with Dr. Loren Toussaint  A webinar sponsored by IPPA's Positive Health and Wellness Division. Held on September 25, 2018.   Living a forgiving life has positive implications for one's health, well-being, and longevity. This webinar will focus on three areas that will improve people's ability to incorporate
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New Publication from IPPA’s Positive Health and Wellness Division (7/27/2018) - IPPA's Positive Health and Wellness Division recently published the first issue of its new bi-annual newsletter, Chronicle of Advances in Positive Health and Well-Being.   The publication will serve as a "reception hall" for exchanging ideas among the division's diverse membership of basic and clinical scientists, practitioners, and trainers. It will share the latest research related to health
Now Available: Positive Health and Wellness Collection in IPPA’s Learning Library (7/27/2018) - IPPA’s Virtual Learning Library houses over 100 videos and more than 150 presentations, available exclusively to members. The Positive Health and Wellness Division now has a dedicated page for content relevant to our mission: a collection of videos from past World Congresses, other conferences, and the Leader Series. Pick a few to watch on your
Call for Volunteers: Positive Health and Wellness Literature Review Project (3/25/2018) - The Positive Health and Wellness Division is conducting a foundational assessment of the research that has been published in the field, and we would love your help! This literature review project is an ongoing initiative that aims to capture the breadth of knowledge available around the world about how positive psychology constructs can improve the
Perspectives from the American Conference on Physician Health (ACPH) (11/28/2017) -   Two members of IPPA’s Positive Health and Wellness Division Leadership Team, Kathi Norman and Elaine O’Brien, attended the 2017 Inaugural American Conference on Physician Health (ACPH). Their reports on the event follow.   Kathi Norman: Physician burnout, depression, and suicide are unfortunately not rare in medicine. One million people lose their doctor to suicide each year
Positive Health Psychology Data Extravaganza Reprise (11/9/2017) - At the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology, the Health and Wellness Division of IPPA organized a symposium titled Positive Health Psychology Data Extravaganza. Presenters from this symposium recorded a reprise of their presentations in Fall 2017 to share here with IPPA members. Please enjoy this video with data from the researchers listed below.  
Call for Submissions: The Chronicle for Advances in Positive Health and Well-being (10/24/2017) - IPPA's Positive Health and Well-Being Division welcomes submissions to its new, forthcoming periodical, The Chronicle of Advances in Positive Health and Well-Being. This publication is dedicated to sharing with its members the latest research related to the current body of knowledge on health maintenance, total well-being, and illness prevention. Submissions might include: Abstracts of current studies and research reviews Book
Recap: Positive Health & Wellness Division Sessions at the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology (8/14/2017) - At the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology, the Positive Health & Wellness Division (PH&W) sponsored three major events full of robust research findings and key takeaways. Read on to learn more (or review) what was covered in the field of positive health and health sciences.   Positive Health Psychology Data Extravaganza Six groups of
Contributions to Positive Health Award Lecture, Judith Moskowitz, Ph.D. (8/13/2017) - Contributions to Positive Health Award Lecture: Positive Affect Intervention to Help People Cope with Health-Related Stress: Progress, Promise, and Lessons Learned Judith Moskowitz, Ph.D. Northwestern University The International Positive Psychology Association's Positive Health and Wellness Division gives the “Contributions to Positive Health” Award to recognize individuals with long and distinguished careers who have made a
Health and Wellness Town Hall Recording: June 29, 2017 (8/13/2017) - On June 29, 2017, the leadership team of the Health and Wellness Division held a virtual Town Hall meeting about the division's programming and goals for the year ahead. You can now view the recording of the Town Hall below, and are invited to join the conversation in the comments.
Join Division Leadership to Discuss Activities in a Virtual Town Hall (6/26/2017) - Members of the Positive Health and Wellness Division are invited to join their leadership team for a virtual "Town Hall" webinar on June 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm EDT. Division leadership will share the division's proposed goals for the year and welcome your questions, suggestions, and feedback. Please register for the online event here. Members who
Seeking Editorial Board Members for New Health and Wellness Division Publication (6/19/2017) - The IPPA Health and Wellness Division is seeking nominations for Associate Editorial Board members for its peer-reviewed publication.  These positions will be for a one or two year term. The Associate Editorial Board will be assigned submissions to manage by the Chief Co-Editors. Associate Editorial Board members will be asked to review submissions assigned to them within a
The Positive Health & Wellness Division Guide to the World Congress (6/9/2017) - The International Positive Psychology Association's Fifth World Congress is right around the corner! The Positive Health & Wellness Division (PH&W) has compiled a short list of health and wellbeing-related events at the World Congress that may be useful as you start planning which sessions to attend. You can download the guide here. For the full
Positive Health and Wellness Division Announces Award Winner and World Congress Activities (5/10/2017) - The Positive Health and Wellness Division is proud to announce the winner of the fifth prestigious Contributions in Positive Health Award: Judith Moskowitz, PhD, MPH, Professor of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Trained as a social psychologist, Dr. Moskowitz studies behavioral and psychosocial factors in the context of significant illness or other
Sneak Peek at IPPA Divisions’ Programming at the Fifth World Congress (5/8/2017) - Did you know that all five of IPPA's divisions are planning sessions at the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology? Visit the online program to learn more about division sessions, including: IPPA's Positive Health and Wellness Division will present the Positive Health Psychology Data Extravaganza, featuring leading researchers in the field of positive health who will share their latest findings in
Positive Health and Wellness (PH&W) Division Announces New Leadership Team (3/16/2017) - The PH&W Division is proud to announce a new leadership team, led by President Gail H. Ironson, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Miami. Division leadership will focus on launching new programming to support its mission of advancing the science and practice of optimal human health. Several PH&W events are
Health Division Welcomes Gail Ironson as President (12/1/2016) - The Positive Health and Wellness Division of the International Positive Psychology Association recently welcomed Gail Ironson Ph.D., M.D as its newly appointed President. Dr. Ironson is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and professor at the University of Miami. Among her many relevant accomplishments, Dr. Ironson served as the editor of a special issue of the Journal
Meet your Leadership Candidates: Health Division (11/16/2016) - IPPA's Health Division concluded its call for leadership candidates and volunteers for a 2016 - 2018 term.  The Selection Committee is pleased to present your candidates for Officer and volunteer leadership positions. Please take a moment to review their bios, and share your thoughts and questions in the comments section below. Thank you for your participation. Gail Ironson Ph.D., M.D
Call for Nominations: Contributions in Positive Health Award (11/16/2016) - IPPA's Positive Health and Wellness Division is seeking nominations for its 2017 Contributions in Positive Health Award. Nominees should be individuals with long and distinguished careers who have made a notable impact on the field of positive health. We invite nominations from any IPPA member. Nominees do not need to be members. Nominees can be any
2016 Positive Health and Wellness Division Leadership Search (6/8/2016) - IPPA's Positive Health and Wellness Division has a number of volunteer and leadership opportunities available. Candidate may apply for an Officer position until August 20, 2016.