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Job Opportunity: Assistant Psychology Professor, Wake Forest University

August 14, 2017|

Wake Forest University is accepting applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Psychology that will focus on a research program on the “science of well-being in relation to social disparities.”

Scholars who study social disparities or the impact of socio-economic, ethnic, or cultural factors on well-being are especially encouraged to apply. The research program may also include other areas of focus such […]

Positive Organizational Psychology Workshop at CGU

August 13, 2017|

Claremont Graduate University will hold a one-day workshop on Positive Organizational Psychology on August 21, 2017. The full title of the workshop is “Introduction to Positive Organizational Psychology: Theory, Research, and Applications,” and it will be presented by Stewart I. Donaldson and Jeffrey Yip. Topics such as positive leadership, exemplary teamwork, flow in the workplace, positive career development and mentoring, appreciative […]

Positive Youth Development in Venezuela

June 14, 2017|

A new initiative has launched in Venezuela to support the positive development of adolescents. The website, Desarrollo Positivo Adolescente Venezuela, is a collaboration between Universidad Metropolitana and the Venezuelan Society of Positive Psychology, with support from UNICEF.

Through this website, people can share information about organizations that support positive youth development, help adolescents and their families, subscribe their organizations, and otherwise assist related initiatives.

CQUniversity Launches Graduate Certificate in Positive Psychology

June 14, 2017|

Central Queensland University (CQUniversity) in Australia has launched a new distance education Graduate Certificate in Positive Psychology.

This is a four-course program that can be taken part-time over the course of a year. The focus of the program is to equip students to develop and implement positive interventions in a variety of professional contexts.

More details about the course are available online.

Post-doctoral Fellowship at North-West University

June 12, 2017|

A post-doctoral fellowship is available with the positive psychology team of the Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research (AUTHeR) of the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa. The fellowship is available from January 2018 or as soon as possible and may be renewed for two additional years (three years in total).

The team’s research focuses on meaning, goals, and relational […]

Polish Positive Psychology Association Book Awards

June 12, 2017|

The Polish Positive Psychology Association has announced two award winners in publishing on the topic of positive psychology in 2017.

In the scientific book category, the winner is Lukasz Kaczmarek from Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznan, Poland) for Positive interventions: Well-being and intentional behaviors (Zysk i ska Publishers).

In the popular science book category, the winner is IPPA Board Member Marlena Kossakowska from SWPS […]

Submission Reminder: Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology

June 12, 2017|

The Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology has an open call for abstracts for 2017. Manuscripts in both English and Arabic are invited for submission.

The Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology “has the primary aim of developing an indigenous positive psychology in the Middle East/North Africa region, with particular attention to the Arab world. The MEJPP is interested in […]

Scientific Association of Positive Psychology (SAPP) registers in Iran

May 8, 2017|

The Scientific Association of Positive Psychology (SAPP) for the academic study of positive psychology recently registered at Arak University in Iran.

Dr. Saeed Mousavipour, Alireza Memarian (current President of IPPA’s Student Division, SIPPA), and Sajjad Molavi officially founded the society on April 10, 2017. Its founding followed a presentation by Alireza Memarian on March 7, 2017 at Arak University.

SAPP seeks […]

Penn Launches Foundations of Positive Psychology Online Course Specialization

April 1, 2017|

The University of Pennsylvania has launched a series of massive open online courses (MOOCs) on These courses can be taken individually or all together as part of a specialization in the Foundations of Positive Psychology.

Sessions include: “Positive Psychology: Martin E. P. Seligman’s Visionary Science” taught by Dr. Martin Seligman (IPPA Board Member); “Positive Psychology: Applications and Interventions” taught by […]

2017 World Happiness Report

March 20, 2017|

Coinciding with the United Nations’ International Day of Happiness (March 20, 2017), the Sustainable Development Solutions Network has published the 2017 World Happiness Report. This annual publication examines worldwide data on happiness and well-being, including a country ranking of happiness levels. This year’s report also includes chapters examining well-being in China and Africa, among other topics.

The report can be read […]