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IPPA members are scholars, researchers, practitioners, and other individuals dedicated to the scientific study and evidence-based, ethical application of positive psychology and related fields.

2-Year Member: $240 USD (Join)

1-Year Member: $135 USD (Join)


IMPORTANT: To qualify for IPPA student membership, students must be enrolled full-time and in good standing within an accredited, University-sponsored, degree-granting program. Students must provide verification of student status (e.g.: a copy of a current student ID card and/or transcript) to within 14 days of purchase in order to join and/or renew at this membership level.

2-Year Student: $90 USD (Join)

1-Year Student: $50 USD (Join)

Do you need to Renew?

If you have been a member of IPPA in the past, you can renew your membership by following the instructions on the manage your membership page.

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Membership Policies

Anniversary Memberships

All IPPA memberships run for one or two calendar years, depending on the membership type. First-time IPPA memberships will begin on the date of purchase. All membership renewals will extend for one or two calendar years from the anniversary date of your first membership purchase.

Developing Country Discount

Residents of developing countries are eligible for a 50% discount on any IPPA membership category. To qualify, individuals must have a primary address in a country recognized as developing by The World Bank. The countries identified as developing by region on that World Bank page are eligible for the discount. To receive the discount, please select the membership of your choice and enter the discount code DC-DEV COUNTRY (case-sensitive) when prompted during the checkout process.


Benefits of Membership:

By joining the International Positive Psychology Association, you are investing in your professional development and the future of our field. Join our vibrant community of scholars, practitioners, students, and anyone interested in the science and practice of positive psychology!

Exclusive invitations to regular live webinars and audience Q&A with leading researchers and practitioners in the Positive Psychology Leader Series



Discounts on World Congress registration and access to video recordings of select presentations after the event.


Unlimited access to the Virtual Learning Library, containing more than 130 presentations on positive psychology research and interventions

Access to IPPA’s new member community, IPPA Engage, where members can introduce themselves with a dedicated member profile, find colleagues through a member database, share their work in the repository and participate in the discussion forum.

Opportunities to join a professional or student division, where members collaborate on interdisciplinary projects such as Congress sessions, awards, publications, conferences, educational webinars, and more in the areas of work and organizations, health, clinical psychology and therapy, education.

And much more, including:

  • Monthly News Round-up email detailing news and educational, employment, funding, and conference opportunities from around the world
  • Reduced subscription rate to the Journal of Positive Psychology
  • 50% off “Happy” membership at the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley
  • Ability to participate in a year-round Mentoring Program
  • Ability to be considered for an IPPA Award
  • Access to scholarships

IPPA Engage is the first online community of its kind for people invested in the science and evidence-based practice of positive psychology internationally and across disciplines. IPPA Engage provides features that allow members to easily connect, discuss, learn, and collaborate at anytime from anywhere in the world. Features include a searchable member directory, customizable member profiles, discussion forums, event calendars, division-specific micro-communities, and access to more than 200 videos in the Learning Library.

Exclusive webinars and live audience Q&A with leading positive psychology scholars and practitioners. Information
Every other year, IPPA hosts a World Congress on Positive Psychology that convenes leading researchers and practitioners from across the world. IPPA members who are active at the time, receive a significant discount on World Congress registration and are the first to be informed of events and updates.Information
Micro-communities of individuals passionate about particular topics or professions.  Division membership is open exclusively to IPPA Members, Associates, and Students.  Division members create products, educational offerings and collaborations to advance the field including publications, awards, Congress sessions, conferences, webinars and more. Current divisions include: Work & Organizations, Health & Wellness, Positive Clinical Psychology, Positive Education, and SIPPA (Students).Information
Members enjoy unlimited online access to more than 2oo presentations including video, webinars and slide decks covering ground-breaking research and applications of positive psychology collected through five World Congress events and past Leader Series webinars.Information


IPPA Members who are active at the time of the World Congress will be eligible for discounted registration rates and Students receive even steeper discounts. We also aim to secure meaningful affiliate relationships with organizations that contribute to the study and practical application of positive psychology. We are pleased to announce that we have forged one such affiliation with The Greater Good Science Center based at the University of California, Berkeley. The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, which aligns with IPPA’s mission. Additionally, current IPPA Members and Students can subscribe to the print edition of the Journal of Positive Psychology for a discounted rate. For more information, members can contact