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2nd Congress of the German-speaking Association of Positive Psychology (DACH-PP)

December 13, 2017|

The German-speaking Association of Positive Psychology (DACH-PP) will hold their 2nd Congress in Nuremberg, Germany, from September 22-23, 2018.

The Call for Papers opened in November, 2017; applicants will be notified in February 2018.

DACH-PP is an umbrella organization for positive psychology associations in the German-speaking world, including the Swiss Positive Psychology Association (SWIPPA) and the Austrian Association of Positive Psychology (APPA).

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Third Conference on Positive Psychology in Poland

December 12, 2017|

The III Conference on Positive Psychology in Poland, organized by the Polish Positive Psychology Association, will take place in Warsaw, Poland from July 2-4, 2018.

The theme of this conference is “Positive psychology – what has been broaden and built over the last two decades.” It will be held at Maria Grzegorzewska University.

Submissions for posters, papers, and workshops will be accepted through January […]

Greater Good Science Center Names Favorite Books of 2017

December 12, 2017|

Our partners at the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley recently released their favorite books on the “science of a meaningful life” in 2017.

The list includes books about mediation, marriage, resilience, biology, sleep, and more. It also includes The Strength Switch: How the New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Can Help Your Child and Your Teen to Flourish by […]

PESA 2018 Conference

December 12, 2017|

The Positive Education Schools Association (PESA) will hold its 4th annual conference at Geelong Grammar School in Geelong, Victoria, Australia from April 11-14, 2018.

The theme for the 2018 PESA conference will be CONNECT. This theme reflects the event’s aims of connecting theory with application, connecting positive education with curriculum and culture, connecting delegates with one another and with positive psychology practices […]

Postdoctoral Fellowships at University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

December 12, 2017|

The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California is now seeking candidates for research fellowships to help investigate behavioral influences on cancer risk starting in Fall 2018. Faculty at the school involved in this project have interests in positive psychology, such as studying the well-being of cancer survivors.

Candidates are sought with backgrounds and interests in social science methodologies […]

Meike Bartels, PhD, Awarded ERC Consolidator Grant

December 12, 2017|

IPPA Board Member and 2017 Fellow Meike Bartels, Ph.D., was awarded a €2 million European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant to study how genetics, epigenetics, and environmental factors impact well-being.

Dr. Bartels explains that this research project will ultimately help to develop a new framework of well-being that can “serve as a strong empirically-based foundation for the development of interdisciplinary academic theories […]

3rd Portuguese Congress on Positive Psychology & 1st Luso-Brazilian Symposium on Positive Psychology

December 10, 2017|

The Third Portuguese Congress on Positive Psychology and the First Luso-Brazilian Symposium on Positive Psychology will take place from March 1-3, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. The event is hosted at the Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Politicas (ISCSP), University of Lisbon.

The theme of the conference is Positive Daily Life and the Imperative of Peace: Portuguese Language Contributions to Positive […]

3rd Brazilian Congress on Positive Psychology

December 10, 2017|

The Brazilian Positive Psychology Association (ABP+) will hold their 3rd Congress on Positive Psychology in São Paulo, Brazil from June 26-29, 2018.

The 3rd Congress will explore themes of well-being, flourishing, engagement, and health, including discussions on positive interventions and best practices. There will also be several workshops administered by highly qualified professionals, book launches, and opportunities for interaction and discussion on a variety of topics.

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2018 Congress of the Swiss Positive Psychology Association

December 10, 2017|

The Swiss Positive Psychology Association (SWIPPA) will hold their annual Congress in Luzern, Switzerland on November 30, 2018.

The SWIPPA is an association that aims to encourage the exchange among research, science, and practical applications of positive psychology. The SWIPPA offers training programs and is active in the cultivation of positive psychology in Switzerland. It is aimed at researchers, practitioners, […]

The World Positive Education Accelerator 2018

December 10, 2017|

The International Positive Education Network (IPEN) will host the World Positive Education Accelerator (WPEA) in Fort Worth, TX, United States from June 25-28, 2018.

The WPEA is an event bringing together the 2nd Festival of Positive Education and an Appreciative Inquiry Summit, in collaboration with the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry at Champlain College.

Presentation proposals will be accepted through January 8, 2018.

Registration is now […]