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Call for Applicants: 2018 Election, Work and Organizations Division

May 18, 2018|

IPPA’s Work and Organizations Division is welcoming applications for its 2018 election cycle.  Two elected positions are available: President-elect and Secretary. Each office holds a 2-year term, beginning in August 2018.
Job descriptions and desired applicant qualifications are listed here.
To apply for the elected positions, IPPA members must first ensure that they have opted in to join the Work & Organizations Division (see […]

Emirates Center for Happiness Research Offers New Courses

May 16, 2018|

Since its opening in 2017, the United Arab Emirates University’s (UAEU) Emirates Center for Happiness Research (ECHR) has aimed to serve both the broader community as well as the university population through the provision of evidence-based professional services, with research and training that promotes and enhances happiness and positivity.

On International Happiness Day, the UAEU announced the delivery of the […]

Comments from the First African Positive Psychology Conference

May 15, 2018|

The first African Positive Psychology Conference (APPC) was held in early April, 2018 in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

This conference established the Africa Positive Psychology Network (APPN) and the South African Positive Psychology Association (SAPPA). These bodies will become some of the custodians for the promotion of science, teaching, and practice of positive psychology on the African continent. IPPA looks forward […]

Report on 2018 SAS Positive Emotions Pre-Conference

May 8, 2018|

IPPA is pleased to have supported the Society for Affective Science (SAS) Positive Emotions Pre-Conference for the second year in a row as part of our mission to advance the science of positive psychology. It was held at the University of California, Los Angeles on April 26, 2018.

Download the Positive Emotions Pre-Conference program

 

by Jennifer Stellar, Pre-conference Chair

The 5th annual […]

Leader Series Welcomes Suzann Pileggi Pawelski and James Pawelski

April 27, 2018|

Update: Members can log in to view the recording here!

On May 1, 2018, husband and wife team, James Pawelski, Ph.D. and Suzann Pileggi Pawelski, MAPP will join the Positive Psychology Leader Series to share some positive psychology-based exercises for enhancing romantic relationships.

The relationships we cultivate are essential to well-being. Enduring relationships require effort to sustain. Husband and wife team, Suzann (“Suzie”) Pileggi […]

Now Available: Positive Health and Wellness Collection in IPPA’s Learning Library

April 19, 2018|

IPPA’s Virtual Learning Library houses over 100 videos and more than 150 presentations, available exclusively to members. The Positive Health and Wellness Division now has a dedicated page for content relevant to our mission: a collection of videos from past World Congresses, other conferences, and the Leader Series.

Pick a few to watch on your next work or study […]

Virtual Positive Psychology Peer Consultation Group Pilot: An Interview with Margarita Tarragona and Jennifer Brownstein

April 9, 2018|

Last month, IPPA’s Positive Clinical Psychology Division saw the first pilot for its virtual peer consultation group. Led by Jennifer Brownstein, Psy.D., Margarita Tarragona, Ph.D., and Tayyab Rashid, Ph.D., the group provides a platform through which practitioners can discuss and share how they use positive psychology with their clients. The group aims to provide a supportive, safe environment that […]

Character Lab Hiring Chief Operating Officer

April 8, 2018|

The Character Lab is now searching for a Chief Operating Officer (COO). The COO will report directly to the CEO of the Character Lab, Dr. Angela Duckworth.

The COO will craft and implement a development strategy for the annual budget; orchestrate strategic partnerships; and support external communications, among other responsibilities. They will also represent Character Lab in negotiations with organizational partners, […]

Liverpool John Moores University Launches Master Program on Positive Psychology and Well-being

April 8, 2018|

Liverpool John Moores University in Liverpool, UK is now accepting applications for a new Masters program in Positive Psychology and Well-being. The program is part of the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology.
The programme is designed to develop your knowledge and practical skills for applying positive psychology principles in different settings. There are also modules on research skills and […]

Join the Leadership Team: Work and Organizations Division

April 3, 2018|

The Work and Organizations division currently has two great opportunities for you to get involved with the leadership team. Apply by May 15, 2018 for the following positions:

Work & Organizations Division President-Elect

Responsibilities include:

Supporting the Division President in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the Division by providing continuity to established programs and by formulating future programs.
Assuming the […]