By joining the International Positive Psychology Association, you are making an investment in the future of our field. IPPA's internationally diverse membership includes researchers, clinicians, educators, students, business owners, coaches, consultants, medical experts – in short, anyone committed to the science and practice of positive psychology. Together, the IPPA community works toward the realization of our three-part mission:
To promote the science of positive psychology and its research-based applications
To facilitate collaboration among researchers, teachers, students, and practitioners of positive psychology around the world and across academic disciplines
To share the findings of positive psychology with the broadest possible audience
If you share in this mission, we hope you will consider joining us. In gratitude for your investment in our shared mission, you will also be eligible to receive the exclusive member benefits described below. Your membership also helps to fund scholarships and awards, positive psychology conferences around the globe, and numerous other initiatives.
If you have any questions about IPPA membership, please contact us anytime.
IPPA Membership Options
IPPA offers four types of membership, depending on your interest in the field of positive psychology:
- Members and Associates are individuals with a substantial professional interest in positive psychology, either in academia (Members) or other professions (Associates)
- Students are enrolled in good standing in an academic program
- Affiliates are members of the general public who are interested in learning more about the field of positive psychology
More information about each of these membership types appears below.
Members & Associates
IPPA Members and Associates are researchers and practitioners whose work centers on the production or application of positive psychology research. Members are academic researchers, licensed psychologists, or research-practitioners who have completed post-graduate education in positive psychology or a related discipline. Associates are consultants, educators, business owners, coaches, and other professionals who bring positive psychology research into their practice.
Members and Associates have access to all IPPA programs and services, including newsletters, the Positive Psychology Leader Series, access to website archives, and other programs. Members and Associates are eligible to join IPPA Divisions, where they can run for office and/or participate in planning discussions about the advancement of positive psychology in specific domains. They are also eligible for discounted registration for the biennial World Congress on Positive Psychology*, as well as a discounted subscription to the Journal of Positive Psychology. Members and Associates also receive free online access to Applied Psychology: Health and Well Being and Applied Psychology: International Review.
2-Year Membership (Thru 2014): $160
1-Year Membership (Thru 2013): $90
* Members and Associates are eligible for a $100 discount on World Congress registration if they sign up for two years, or a $50 discount if they register for one year.
There is no more important investment in the future of positive psychology than in the education of young scholars and future practitioners who want to deepen their knowledge about the research of positive psychology. Given the often high costs of schooling, students enrolled in good standing in an academic program are eligible for a significantly discounted membership. Students receive all of the same benefits of IPPA Members and Associates, including a special student rate for World Congress on Positive Psychology registration. Students are also automatically enrolled in our student division, SIPPA, which develops additional programming tailored to the needs and interests of positive psychology students.
1-Year Membership (Thru 2013): $30
IPPA Affiliates are members of the general public who are interested in learning more about the science and practice of positive psychology. Affiliates receive the IPPA Newsletter and access to the full IPPA website. They can also participate in the Positive Psychology Leader Series webinars with leading scholars. Affiliates do not receive an additional discount for registration to the World Congress on Positive Psychology, and they are not eligible to participate in IPPA Divisions.
1-Year Membership (Thru 2013): $50
If any of the above categories describes you, please consider joining IPPA today to share in our mission and community.
Individuals from developing countries receive a 50% discount off of any membership category.
All IPPA memberships are offered on a calendar-year basis (i.e., memberships thru 2013 will expire 12/31/2013, and registrations thru 2014 will expire 12/31/2014).