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World Congress – Speakers Register ASAP. Early Registration Rate Ends on May 31st (5/20/2017) - The 5th World Congress on Positive Psychology promises to be the premier event to build collaborations and share progress in the science of positive psychology and its evidence-based practice. The World Congress will feature a broad and innovative
Call for Submissions: Clinical Applications of Positive Psychology, An International Perspective (5/15/2017) - The Positive Clinical Psychology Division of the International Positive Psychology Association is starting a new peer-reviewed publication: Clinical Applications of Positive Psychology: An International Perspective.  The publication is intended to be an international forum that focuses
World Well-Being Project hiring Research Coordinator (5/8/2017) - The World Well-being Project, located at the University of Pennsylvania's Positive Psychology Center, is hiring a part-time Research Coordinator. This role includes administrative responsibilities, IRB management, and communications projects, among other responsibilities. To view the
PhD and Post-doc Positions on Positive Emotions at the University of Amsterdam (5/8/2017) - Applications are open until May 25. One 4-year postdoctoral position and two 4-year PhD student positions are available with Dr. Disa Sauter at the University of Amsterdam, as part of a European Research Council-funded project: An Empirical
Wellbeing & Mental Health in Education Conference (4/9/2017) - The International Positive Education Network (IPEN) and the University of Buckingham will host 'The Ultimate Wellbeing & Mental Health in Education Conference' on May 5, 2017 in London. Participants will hear from a wide variety
Call for Mentors and Workshop Proposals for SIPPA Mentoring Event (3/9/2017) - IPPA's Student Division (SIPPA) has an opportunity for members to actively support the next generation of positive psychology researchers and practitioners at SIPPA's Mentor event at the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology.   Student
News from SIPPA’s Mentoring Team! (3/9/2017) - You are invited to present at our Mentor event at the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology in Montreal, July 14th 7-8:30pm!  This event does not conflict with any other event at the congress. Join
Seeking Editorial Board Members for New Clinical Division Publication (3/7/2017) - The IPPA Clinical Division is seeking nominations for an Associate Editor and 10-12 Editorial Board members for its peer-reviewed newsletter: Clinical Applications of Positive Psychology: An International Perspective.  These positions will be for a two-year term. The
University of Buckingham to Become a Positive University (3/6/2017) - The University of Buckingham recently announced plans to become a "positive university," incorporating positive psychology goals and perspectives across the university. They outline a ten-point action plan that includes topics such as positive life transitions,
Queen Mary University of London hiring Assistant Professor (3/5/2017) - Queen Mary University of London is now hiring a permanent Assistant Professor (lecturer) in the Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology. They are seeking a candidate with a research focus on Positive Psychology and Well-Being. Apply by March
Positive Psychology Center hiring Project and Research Managers (3/5/2017) - The Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania is now hiring for two full time positions, a Project Manager and a Research Manager, as part of an exciting new project on ‘The Humanities and
Call for Submissions: Avant-garde Positive Psychology Clinical Interventions Competition (2/9/2017) - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 31, 2017 The Positive Clinical Psychology Division of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) invites you share your innovative clinical practices which foster mental health and wellbeing as well as alleviate psychological
Spring Leader Series Presenters Announced! (2/8/2017) - Four leaders in the field of positive psychology will join The Positive Psychology Leader Series this spring. Presenters will explore the latest research on mindfulness, compassion, humility, forgiveness, meaning, and trust, as well as applications
ResilienceCon 2017 (2/8/2017) - The Life Paths Appalachian Research Center will host ResilienceCon 2017 in Nashville, TN from April 17 - 19, 2017. One of the goals of ResilienceCon is to shift the focus of research, prevention, and intervention on
Embodied Positive Psychology Summit 2017 (2/8/2017) -   The Wholebeing Institute will host their 2017 Embodied Positive Psychology Summit on May 1 - 4. The Summit will include workshops, yoga and meditation sessions, pre- and post-Summit master classes, and keynote speakers, including IPPA President
Leadership & Flow Global Research Program & Network (2/8/2017) - Professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has been closely involved, for the past ten years, in helping to design a serious game to interpret and train current and prospective business leaders on how to adapt principles of Flow and
PESA Annual Conference (2/8/2017) - The Positive Education Schools Association (PESA) will hold their third conference from March 17 - 18, 2017, at Ravenswood School for Girls in Sydney, Australia. The conference is titled "Building Positive Communities: Design, Implement, Embed." There will also be
Michigan Ross Positive Business Conference (2/7/2017) - The Positive Business Conference at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business will be held from May 11-12, 2017. This year’s theme is “Positive Leadership: Practices & Inspiration.” Registration is available now. Please visit the
Fellowships at the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing (2/7/2017) - Deadline for all applications: February 12, 2017 Three postdoctoral research fellowships and two dissertation fellowships will start in Fall 2017 at the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing at the University of Oklahoma. All fellowships will
Positive Psychology Center Hiring Program Manager (2/7/2017) - The Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania is now hiring a full-time Program Manager for Positive Psychology Programs. The Program Manager will oversee planning and deliver of programs in positive psychology and resilience
Hiring: Greater Good Science Center (2/7/2017) - Applications due February 10, 2017 and February 15, 2017 The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley is currently seeking to fill two full-time positions. They are hiring a Research/Writing Fellow (due February 15) and a Parenting
Request for Proposals – The Pathways to Character Project (2/7/2017) - Letters of intent due: April 15, 2017 The Pathways to Character initiative is now accepting proposals for research projects to be supported by the John Templeton Foundation. This opportunity is "aimed at empirical studies designed to focus
MNR | December 2016 (1/16/2017) - Stay up to date with positive psychology news from IPPA and around the world December 2016 Please enjoy this month's News Round-Up, including opportunities and updates from our global positive psychology community and recent news from
European Happiness Days (1/11/2017) - The Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organisation (EHERO) will hold the European Happiness Days conference at Erasmus University Rotterdam from March 20 - 22, 2017. The main theme of the conference is The Value of Happiness: A World To
2nd Conference of the German Association of Positive Psychology Research (1/11/2017) - The German Association for Positive Psychology Research (DGPPF) will hold their second conference at the University of Trier from June 8 - 10, 2017. The conference theme is “How People Grow: Positive Psychological Development of Individual,
French-Speaking Swiss Positive Psychology Conference (1/11/2017) - The first French-speaking Swiss positive psychology conference will be held at the University of Lausanne on February 17, 2017. The event is titled "1ère Journée Romande de Psychologie Positive: Ressources personnelles et interventions positives pour
Call for Submissions: NEW Positive Organizational Intervention Challenge! (1/10/2017) - What makes for an exceptional positive organizational intervention? We are very excited to announce the 2017 Positive Organizational Intervention Challenge, a competition for IPPA members to submit innovating positive psychology interventions for the workplace. Students, researchers and
Call for Nominations: 2017 IPPA Awards Program (12/16/2016) - Deadline: January 30, 2017. IPPA is now accepting nominations for the 2017 IPPA Awards Program.  This prestigious awards program recognizes members who have advanced the field in ways which demonstrate excellence, ethics and impact.   In
Submit to the Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology (12/7/2016) - The Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology is seeking abstracts to help develop the field of positive psychology in the Middle East and North Africa. Abstracts will be accepted on a wide range of positive
Leading to Well-being Conference 2017 (12/7/2016) - The 8th Leading to Well-being Conference at George Mason University will be held on April 6-8, 2017, in Falls Church, VA. The conference will feature a half-day of leadership intensives, a day on the theme
Western Positive Psychology Association 2017 Conference (11/22/2016) - [Updated] The Western Positive Psychology Association (WPPA) will hold its 2nd Conference on January 21, 2017, at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA. The theme of the conference is "Positive Psychology for Societal Impact." Specific
Canadian Positive Psychology Association Seeking Board Positions (11/17/2016) - The Canadian Positive Psychology Association (CPPA) is now looking to fill three positions on their volunteer Board of Directors: President, Vice President Operations, and Conference Chair for the 2018 CPPA Conference. These are excellent opportunities
Call for Submissions: 3rd Issue of Positive Work and Organizations Publication (11/16/2016) - Deadline: February 15, 2017. The Work and Organizations division of IPPA is now accepting submissions to the third issue of their bi-annual publication, Positive Work and Organizations: Research and Practice. This publication is aimed at creating
Funding Opportunity: Social Impact Award (11/16/2016) - Deadline: December 31, 2016. The German-speaking Association of Positive Psychology established the Social Impact Award to honor initiatives and projects that apply the science of positive psychology with the goal to foster social change. Organizations,
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
Three Post-Doctoral Fellows for “The Humanities and Human Flourishing: A Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration for Understanding, Assessing, and Cultivating Well-Being” (11/7/2016) - Dr. James Pawelski at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Louis Tay at Purdue University are seeking three Post-Doctoral Fellows to join in an exciting new project, “The Humanities and Human Flourishing: A Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration
International Seminar on the Role of Positive Emotions and Cognitions in Psychology (10/7/2016) - A two-day international seminar on The Role of Positive Emotions and Cognitions in Psychology: New Frontiers and Challenges will take place at Complutense University's Somosaguas Campus in Madrid, Spain on October 17 and 18, 2016.
Swiss Positive Psychology Association Conference 2016 (10/5/2016) - The Swiss Positive Psychology Association (SWIPPA) will host their conference on positive psychology on November 25, 2016, at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. The congress will cover keynote lectures, paper and poster sessions, as
Society for Affective Science 2017 Positive Emotions Pre-Conference (10/1/2016) - The Society for Affective Science (SAS) will hold its annual conference on April 27- 29, 2017 in Boston, MA. The Society for Affective Science is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering basic and applied research
European Association for Work & Organizational Psychology 2017 Congress (9/29/2016) - The European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology and the Psychological Society of Ireland would like to welcome you to the 2017 congress in Dublin. The main theme will be ‘Enabling Change Through Work &
Around the Web: Articles About the Fourth World Congress (8/16/2015) - Around the web, people are talking and writing about the Fourth World Congress on Positive Psychology: Positive Psychology Road Trip: Summer 2015 by Lisa Buksbaum Positive Psychology News Daily Lisa Buksbaum describes insights from the
Remembering Raymond Fowler (3/25/2015) - Dear Members of the IPPA Community: It is with sadness that I write with the news that Raymond D. Fowler, Ph.D., passed away this week. Positive psychology has lost a great leader, mentor, and friend.
Funding Opportunity: 2015 APF Kenneth and Mamie Clark Grant (3/17/2015) - $10,000 Grant to promote the understanding of the relationship between self-identity and academic achievement The American Psychological Foundation’s (APF) 2015 Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Grant, which supports research and demonstration activities that promote the understanding
5th World Appreciative Inquiry Conference (3/17/2015) - The 2015 World Appreciative Inquiry Conference will take place July 6-10, 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa. According to the conference website, attendees will explore the cutting edge work being done around the world in Appreciative Inquiry
New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology Conference (3/17/2015) - The New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology will hold its third conference on Saturday 6th June, along with a day of workshops on Sunday 7th of June, in Auckland. According to their website, the aim of this conference
John Templeton Foundation: Spring Open-Submission Call for Proposals (3/17/2015) - The spring open-submission call for proposals for the John Templeton Foundation is open now until April 1, 2015. Visit to apply. The John Templeton Foundation (JTF) will distribute $155M of funding in 2015; a significant
2015 IPPA Awards Program Accepting Nominations Until April 10th (3/16/2015) - The International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) will accept nominations for the Christopher Peterson Gold Medal, IPPA Fellows Program and IPPA Dissertation Award through April 10, 2015. These awards, described below, offer an opportunity to recognize stellar
Committees Complete World Congress Abstract Review (3/10/2015) - Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal to present at the Fourth World Congress on Positive Psychology. We received more than 800 proposals from five continents. Based on the overall quality of the proposals
Chilean Institute of Positive Psychology supports Seminarium Corporate Wellbeing Conference 2015 (2/19/2015) - Seminarium together with the support of the Chilean Institute of Positive Psychology presents the second annual CORPORATE WELLBEING CONFERENCE on May 25,2015 in Bogotá, Colombia, and on May 27, 2015 in Santiago, Chile.  This event aims to help
Post-doctoral positions in Subjective Well-Being at the University of Virginia, Department of Psychology (2/19/2015) - Professors Ed Diener and Shige Oishi are seeking up to two post-doctoral associates for two-year appointments (which can be extended if both parties agree). The research will focus on subjective well-being, including its effects on
Post-Doctoral Fellow Opportunity – Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) (2/19/2015) - The Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business is seeking to hire a qualified Postdoctoral Fellow for a period of two years. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be a part of CPO
Graduate Post-Doctoral Fellowships at Greater Good Science Center, University at California, Berkeley (2/19/2015) - The Greater Good Science Center is accepting applications for their Gratitude Postdoctoral Fellowship program, a continuation of the 6 year Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude initiative supported by the John Templeton Foundation. Three fellowships-each
Social Psychology Network Teaching Award Deadline January 31. (1/23/2015) - The Social Psychology Network is inviting applications for its award honoring excellence in "action teaching" -- that is, teaching which not only leads to a better understanding of human behavior but to a healthier, happier, more compassionate
Third Summer School for Theories in Environmental Psychology (STEP3) (1/22/2015) - The Third Summer school for Theories in Environmental Psychology is now accepting applications from PhDs and other young scholars from all over the world to participate in a series of workshops in Alghero, Sardinia, Italy,
Conference: Leading to Well-Being in Workplaces, Organizations and Communities (1/22/2015) - Co-sponsored by MasonLeads and the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, the 2015 conference features keynote speakers Daniel Pink and Kelly McGonigal, and provides answers to key questions such as how can organizations, workplaces and
Conference: 2015 International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges (1/22/2015) - The 2015 International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges will create a dynamic meeting place for researchers, practitioners, administrators, faculty, students and policy-makers from around the world to explore pressing issues and identify promising
Call for Proposals: International Psychology of Women Summit before APA in Toronto (1/22/2015) - From International to Transnational: Transforming the Psychology of Women The International Psychology of Women Summit will take place before APA Convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 4th & 5th 2015. The goal of this International Summit is to foster
Conference: 3rd China International Conference on Positive Psychology (1/15/2015) - The 3rd China International Conference on Positive Psychology and The 2nd Asian-Pacific Conference on Applied Positive Psychology is organized by the Department of Psychology, Tsinghua University, co-hosted by the International Positive Psychology Association, with the
New MOOC Course Begins February 9 (1/6/2015) - The science of positive psychology offers evidence-based approaches to help people live full and meaningful lives. Starting February 9, Barbara Fredrickson, director of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology (PEP) Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at
International Positive Education Network (IPEN) Launches (1/6/2015) - A new global organization, the International Positive Education Network (IPEN), has launched a campaign for a shift in how young people are educated. The campaign is based on evidence showing that developing pupils' character strengths and
Early Registration Opens: Fourth World Congress on Positive Psychology (12/30/2014) - The International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) has opened registration for the Fourth World Congress on Positive Psychology, which will be held June 25 - 28, 2015 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Early bird, student, and IPPA member discounted rates are
Submit Fourth World Congress Proposals by January 31 (11/15/2014) - The International Positive Psychology Association welcomes your proposals for presentation at the Fourth World Congress on Positive Psychology until January 31, 2015. The Fourth World Congress will highlight the strongest and latest work in positive psychology research
Call for Papers: Canadian Psychology Special Issue (11/13/2014) - CALL FOR PAPERS: SPECIAL ISSUE OF CANADIAN PSYCHOLOGY ON POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY Deadline for submissions: FEBRUARY 15th, 2015 Canadian Psychology, a Canadian Psychological Association journal published jointly with the American Psychological Association, invites the submission of manuscripts for
POS Research Conference: Submit Your Abstract by December 1, 2014 (11/11/2014) - The 7th Biennial POS Research Conference will take place June 23-24, 2015 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. This conference immediately precedes IPPA's Fourth World Congress on Positive Psychology, June 25-28, 2015.  The POS Research Conference
Welcome to Our New Website! (10/1/2014) - Thank you for taking a minute to look around! It has been a long time coming, but we are excited about this move to a new platform that will help us better deliver on our mission. We
The Science of Hope and Optimism Funding Initiative (10/1/2014) - The John Templeton Foundation, along with the University of Notre Dame and Cornell University is pleased to announce a $1.4 million funding initiative for new research in the social sciences on hope and optimism. They encourage
Positive Technology Leaders Share “Secret Recipe” for Development (9/28/2014) - Can a video game improve health? How can we use the power and appeal of technology to help people thrive? These are the questions that inspire the good folks at HopeLab, an R&D nonprofit that