The International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) offers members year-round opportunities to learn about the science and application of positive psychology, and to connect with experts in the field. One example is through the Positive Psychology Leader Series program, which features monthly webinars and Q&A with distinguished practitioners and academics.

This month, the Positive Psychology Leader Series is excited to welcome Stewart Donaldson, Ph.D., who will share insights from his recent summary of two decades of positive psychological research.

Insights From Theory-Driven Positive Psychological Science
with Stewart Donaldson, Ph.D.

June 10th, 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST

Abstract: Donaldson, Csikszentmihalyi, & Nakamura (2020) in their new book, “Positive Psychological Science: Improving Everyday Life, Well-Being, Work, Education, and Societies across the Globe,” summarize two decades of peer-reviewed scientific research and illustrate how positive psychology interventions (PPIs) can make measurable differences in people’s lives across the globe.  Recent meta-analyses based on thousands of participants in the most rigorous intervention studies to date reveal the specific conditions under which PPIs are effective.  This presentation will summarize the state of the science of positive psychology, illustrate how this science can be used to guide the design and evaluation of PPIs, and discuss scientific and practical insights related to the application and practice of positive psychology.

Bio: Stewart I. Donaldson, Ph.D., is Distinguished University Professor and Executive Director of the Claremont Evaluation Center at Claremont Graduate University. He is deeply committed to improving lives through positive psychology research, intervention design, evaluation, and education.  He is a Co-Founder of the first Ph.D. and research focused masters programs in positive psychology at Claremont Graduate University.  He currently teaches, mentors, and employs numerous students specializing in positive organizational psychology, positive health and sports psychology, and evaluation science.  Professor Donaldson serves on the Council of Advisors for the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), is Faculty Advisor for the Student Division of IPPA (SIPPA), served on the IPPA Board of Directors (2013-2017), and was Chair of IPPA’s World Congress of Positive Psychology in Los Angeles (2013). He has published numerous articles, chapters, and books on the science of positive psychology, including his latest book Positive Psychological Science: Improving Everyday Life, Well-Being, Work, Education, and Societies Across the Globe (May 2020). Professor Donaldson has also received a wide range of international, national, and regional career achievement awards including the 2019 IPPA Exemplary Research to Practice Award from the Work and Organizations Division, and the 2019 SIPPA Inspiring Mentor Award.


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