James Maddux on the Positive Psychology Leader Series: Self-Efficacy as a Foundational Concept for Positive Psychology

March 1, 2018|

On March 13*, The Positive Psychology Leader Series will welcome Dr. James Maddux for a live webinar presentation and Q&A on “Self-Efficacy as a Foundational Concept for Positive Psychology.”

People tend to engage in behaviors that will get them what they want and that they believe they can do. Self-efficacy theory states that initiation and persistence of behaviors and courses […]

Student Division Seeking Volunteers!

February 27, 2018|

The student division of the International Positive Psychology Association (SIPPA) seeks to create a community for students of positive psychology by facilitating networking, collaboration and mentorship.

The division welcomes applicants for the following volunteer opportunities available to begin in 2018.

Membership & Recruitment Co-Chair (2 positions)
Mentoring Co-Chair
Communications Lead
Conference Lead
Regional Representative
Contributor/Writer, SIPPA Newsletter

To learn more and […]

Isaac Prilleltensky on the Positive Psychology Leader Series: The Context of Well-being

February 22, 2018|

On February 27*, The Positive Psychology Leader Series will welcome Dr. Isaac Prilleltensky for a live webinar presentation and Q&A on “The Context of Well-being: Fit, Facets, and Fairness.”

Dr. Prilleltensky will share a multi-dimensional model of well-being (I-COPPE) that includes both perceptual and contextual appraisals. He will propose that individuals can enhance their “fitness” in each dimension of I-COPPE and review […]

Call for Participants: Virtual Positive Psychology Peer Consultation Group Pilot

February 16, 2018|

IPPA’s  Positive Clinical Psychology Division is piloting a six-month, online “positive psychology peer consultation group” starting in March 2018, and is seeking licensed professionals and graduate students to participate.
Applying positive psychology to clinical practice is a relatively new approach. This group will aim to provide a safe space for colleagues to support and learn from each other, and through online discussions,  […]

3rd Western Positive Psychology Association Conference: A Recap

February 7, 2018|

By: Shari Young Kuchenbecker and Meg Warren

On January 20, 2017, Claremont Graduate University (CGU) hosted the 3rd Western Positive Psychology Association (WPPA) Conference in Claremont, California.

The day began with a riveting keynote by Shaun Tomson, world champion surfer, best-selling author, and motivational speaker, who shared his personal story of facing the gravest of challenges with resilience and grit, and […]

Greater Good Science Center Hiring a Director of Training

February 4, 2018|

The Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) at the University of California Berkeley is currently looking for a full-time Director of Training.

The Director of Training will teach individuals and organizations about the GGSC’s research-based practices for happiness, resilience, kindness, and connection—with a particular focus on helping organizations build these skills more deeply into their programs and workplace culture. The successful candidate […]

Penn Hiring Associate Director of Applied Positive Psychology Online Learning

February 4, 2018|

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences is seeking an Associate Director to oversee the development and delivery of a cluster of online credit-bearing positive psychology courses (APOP – Applied Positive Psychology) that will comprise a positive psychology academic certificate within a larger suite of positive psychology programming. In addition to the development of high quality, rigorous […]

Positive Judaism Summit 2018

February 4, 2018|

The Positive Judaism Summit 2018 will take place on March 17 in New York City. The Summit is organized around the topic of “Personal Happiness, Individual Thriving, and Communal Wellbeing: A New Jewish Vision.”

People of every denomination and background are invited to attend.

Registration and further information are available here.

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 […]