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IPPA Joins “Humanity for Hope” Global Movement

June 16, 2020|


Richard Ryan, Ph.D., on Self-Determination Theory at Work

June 9, 2020|

IPPA’s Work and Organizations Division recently interviewed Richard M. Ryan, Ph.D. for the division’s Digests and Dialogues Series. The interview focuses on the application of Ryan and Deci’s self-determination theory to business policy and management. In this excerpt, Dr. Ryan discusses the importance of supporting employee autonomy, competence, and relatedness during the quarantine.


The Digests and Dialogues Series features interviews, […]

Leader Series Welcomes Stewart Donaldson

June 4, 2020|

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 […]

Clinical Division Hosted Free Q&A Talk For Clinicians

May 29, 2020|

IPPA’s Positive Clinical Psychology Division held a Q&A webinar to help clinicians incorporate positive psychology into their clinical practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 Ask a Positive Psychologist:
Sustaining Well-being Amid Challenges
June 3, 2020

Presenters: Jennifer Brownstein, Psy.D.; Rhea Owens, Ph.D. (host); Tayyab Rashid, Ph.D.; Willow Saloum, Psy.D.; & Margarita Tarragona, Ph.D.
The questions asked and some of the topics/resources discussed included:

1) The panel shared some thoughts […]

Clinical Division Leaders Offer Support to Clinicians During COVID-19

May 6, 2020|

On Monday, April 27, leaders of IPPA’s Positive Clinical Psychology Division held a Q&A to help member clinicians continue working effectively and incorporating positive psychology into clinical practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Panelists discussed techniques, shared resources, and answered questions like:
1) How have you modified your practice during COVID-19?
2) How do you incorporate positive psychology into your clinical work?
3) What […]

IPPA Supports Positive Voices’ “Coping with COVID” Series

April 21, 2020|

About the Series:

Join us for: Optimizing Social Connection Webinar

April 20, 2020|

Dr. Sara Algoe joins IPPA’s Positive Psychology Leader Series on Thursday, April 23, to discuss the science behind social connections and offer practical tips for how we can feel more connected even as we remain physically distanced.

This webinar is free and open to the public.
“Optimizing Social Connection with Dr. Sara Algoe”
Thursday, April 23, 2020
7:30 pm […]

Resilience Resources

April 14, 2020|

Motivating Employees, Richard Ryan, Ph.D.
Dr. Richard Ryan shares insights from decades of research on self-determination theory which states that healthy motivation is supported by filling one’s psychological needs of autonomy, competency, and relatedness.

Recorded March 2020 for the IPPA Work and Organizations Division’s Digests & Dialogues Series.

Resilience Resources

April 14, 2020|

Building Hope, with Jennifer Cheavens Ph.D.

Pioneer of Hope Therapy, Dr. Jennifer Cheavens, talks about how we can develop greater hope through setting goals, designing pathways, and developing agency.

Recorded October 2019 during IPPA’s Positive Psychology Leader Series.

Resilience Resources

April 14, 2020|

Self-Compassion, with Kristin Neff, Ph.D.

Renowned self-compassion researcher and pioneer, Dr. Kristin Neff, describes her three-part model of self-compassion as a helpful response to suffering.

Recorded November 2018 during IPPA’s Positive Psychology Leader Series.