Monthly Archives: January 2018

Positive Psychology as Organizational Potential

January 29, 2018|

NEW! Coffee Talk Digest: Positive Psychology as Organizational Potential


Capital, for all its extensive manifestations and implications for how we live and work, remains a complex abstraction. We know it best as an economic force, but money lies buried in banks, pirate treasure chests or under mattresses before someone brings human capital, the skill and knowledge to use it, and applies […]

Third International Conference on Wellbeing and Public Policy

January 26, 2018|

The Third International Conference on Wellbeing and Public Policy to be held in Wellington, New Zealand, from September 5 – 7, 2018.

The conference is presented in partnership with Victoria University of Wellington and the International Journal of Wellbeing.

This conference will bring together leading scholars on well-being, a range of international organizations, as well as practitioners with experience in applying […]

Call for Abstracts: ECPP2018 Pre-conference Presented by IPPA’s Positive Education Division

January 22, 2018|

IPPA’s Positive Education Division (IPPAed) will host a pre-conference to the 9th European Conference on Positive Psychology in Budapest, Hungary on June 26-27, 2018. The pre-conference, called Engaging Education: Let’s Make it Happen, will explore ways to make education more engaging for students and educators and ensure that schools are preparing young people for successful futures. This is a […]

IPPA’s Education Division is Planning a Pre-Conference at ECPP2018 called “Engaging Education”

January 16, 2018|

Engaging Education – Let’s Make It Happen! Exploring Science and Practice-Based Opportunities.
A pre-conference at the 9th European Conference on Positive Psychology (ECPP 2018)
June 26-27, 2018 at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary
Presented by IPPA’s Positive Education Division (IPPAEd)

Around the world, concerns are growing about students’ abilities with 21st century skills, mental health problems, and lack of motivation to learn. Engagement […]

11th National Conference of SIPP

January 15, 2018|

XI National Conference of the Italian Positive Psychology Society (SIPP) will take place at the University of Bari in Bari, Apulia, Italy from June 15-16, 2018. The theme of the conference is “Positive Psychology and Interconnectedness – Real and virtual communities.”

The keynote speakers will be Francisco Eiroa-Orosa and Giuseppe Riva.

The deadline to submit abstracts is March 17, 2018.

See the […]

10th Biennial International Meaning Conference

January 12, 2018|

The 10th Biennial International Meaning Conference will take place from August 2-5, 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. The theme of the conference is Courage, Faith, and Meaning: Existential Positive Psychology’s Response to Adversity.

Keynote speakers will include Dr. Carol Ryff, IPPA Board Member Dr. Michael Steger, Dr. Ken Sheldon, and more.

The Call for Submissions for the conference will close on April […]

Call for Unpublished Papers for Psychological Well-Being and Longevity Meta-Analysis

January 12, 2018|

Ed Diener, Ph.D., and Samantha Heintzelman, Ph.D., at the University of Virginia are collecting unpublished reports for a meta-analysis examining the effects of subjective well-being on longevity/mortality. They are seeking findings and data sets in which these variables were measured in a prospective manner, though not reported in a published work. To qualify, studies must:

1)   Be a prospective/longitudinal study design

2)   Include a […]

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Launches Master Program on Genes in Behaviour and Health

January 11, 2018|

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is launching a new research Master program in Fall 2018: Genes in Behaviour and Health.
In this two-year full time program, students will learn about the relevant research methods to design and carry out high-quality research within the field of behaviour genetics and genetic epidemiology, and to study how our genes interact with the environment for behavioral and health […]

2018 Positive Business Project and Positive Business Conference

January 11, 2018|

The Center for Positive Organizations at the Ross School of Business will host their annual Positive Business Conference on May 10-11, 2018 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This conference will also feature presentations by leaders in industry and from the Ross School of Business.

The conference theme, “Right from the start: building and sustaining a positive culture from startup to scale,” will provide […]