“Raising children…is vastly more than fixing what is wrong with them. It is about identifying and nurturing their strongest qualities, what they own and are best at, and helping them find niches in which they can best live out these strengths.” – (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000, p. 6)
IPPA’s Positive Psychology Leader Series will welcome Dr. Lea Waters on Tuesday, September 19, […]
by James Pawelski, Ph.D. , Executive Director (Volunteer)
Ten years ago, a small group of volunteers with a shared interest in positive psychology set out to create an international membership association where scholars, practitioners, and students could contribute to the long-term growth of the field.
Ten years later, we can be proud of what we have accomplished. Working together, we have […]
IPPA members can now register for three exciting webinars in the Positive Psychology Leader Series being offered in Fall 2017.
The first will welcome Ryan Niemiec, PsyD, for an extended presentation on Character Strengths Research & Interventions. Dr. Niemiec is Education Director of the VIA Institute on Character, a non-profit organization that is viewed as the global leader in advancing the […]
Recap: Positive Health & Wellness Division Sessions at the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology
At the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology, the Positive Health & Wellness Division (PH&W) sponsored three major events full of robust research findings and key takeaways. Read on to learn more (or review) what was covered in the field of positive health and health sciences.
Positive Health Psychology Data Extravaganza
Six groups of presenters shared some of the most profound […]
International Positive Psychology Association Announces 2017 Award Winners
The International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) welcomed six new Fellows, and honored eight additional members at its Awards Program on July 14, 2017 at the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology. Awards included the Christopher J. Peterson Gold Medal and Top Dissertation Awards, as well as three new awards; Outstanding Practitioner, Early […]
IPPA’s Positive Psychology Leader Series will welcome Dr. Ryan Niemiec on Tuesday, August 29th from 12:00 noon – 1:30 EDT
In this extended webinar, Dr. Niemiec will share the latest in character strengths research, including new studies on character strengths appreciation, overuse/underuse/optimal-use of character strengths, and the connection with specific team roles. In addition, he will highlight domain-specific content relating to […]
Many positive psychology associations will be holding conferences in 2018. You can now save the date for the following events:
First African Positive Psychology Conference (APPC) – North-West University and the University of Johannesburg. Potchesfstroom, South Africa, April 4-7, 2018
The theme of this conference is “Embracing well-being in diverse contexts.” The event aims to provide a discussion platform involving academic researchers, practitioners, […]
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IPPA’s Work and Organizations Division is seeking a Copy Editor to join the Editorial Board of its ground-breaking, bi-annual publication, Positive Work and Organizations: Research and Practice.
Positive Work and Organizations: Research and Practice (PWORP), is aimed at creating a space for our member scholars and practitioners around the world to share knowledge, experience, and insights on a common platform, and […]