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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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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