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The Positive Health and Wellness Division Webinar Series Welcomes Sarah Pressman

March 29, 2019|

Positive Emotions, Stress, and Health: What We Know and Future Directions

Sarah Pressman, Ph.D.: Presenter

April 11, 2019 2:00 pm ET*


Positive affect (PA) is associated with better health across a wide range of physical health outcomes. This webinar will discuss why the study of PA is an essential component of our understanding of physical health and the pathways that connect feelings of happiness to health. […]

Employment Opportunities at IPPA

February 18, 2019|

Since launching in 2007, IPPA has grown into the preeminent international body that connects scholars, practitioners, and students in efforts to advance the science of positive psychology and its research-based applications. In addition to hosting the biennial World Congress on Positive Psychology, IPPA offers numerous opportunities for members to learn and collaborate year-round.

Today, IPPA is home to five […]

The Positive Psychology Leader Series Welcomes Diana Whitney

February 11, 2019|

The Power of Appreciative Inquiry and Leadership

Diana Whitney, Ph.D.: Presenter

March 06, 2019 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm ET*


Diana Whitney, Ph.D. is an American author, award-winning consultant and educator whose writings – 15 books and dozens of chapters and articles – have advanced the positive principles and practices of appreciative inquiry and social constructionist theory worldwide to facilitate large-scale transformation and positive […]

The Positive Psychology Leader Series Welcomes Dr. Margarita Tarragona

January 17, 2019|

Applying Positive Psychology in the Helping Professions: A practical framework.

Dr. Margarita Tarragona: Presenter, Dr. Caroline Miller: Host

February 13, 2019 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm ET*


In this webinar, Dr. Margarita Tarragona, a leader in positive psychotherapy and coaching, will share a conceptual framework that she developed to help practitioners organise the various ways in which they can apply positive psychology in their work. She will […]

Gary Latham, Ph.D. Joins the Positive Psychology Leader Series in January

January 11, 2019|

On January 30, 2019, IPPA’s Positive Psychology Leader Series will host Dr. Gary Latham, world-renowned expert evidence-based management and a pioneer in goal-setting theory (Locke & Latham, 1990). Dr. Latham will discuss useful goal setting and motivation strategies, as well as recent research findings on the effects of priming on unconscious goals. He will also share applications of his […]

Nominate Your Colleagues for an IPPA Award!

December 20, 2018|

IPPA’s Awards Program recognizes the accomplishments of leaders who make important contributions to the field of positive psychology. First offered in 2011, the Awards Program has recognized 84 individuals to date. IPPA will present eleven awards at the Sixth World Congress on Positive Psychology, occurring July 19-21 in Melbourne, Australia.
Individuals are welcome to nominate themselves or a colleague for one […]

The Positive Psychology Leader Series Welcomes Dr. Jonathan Haidt, Ph.D.

November 28, 2018|

How can moral psychology help us solve social conflict and create stronger institutions?

An Interview and Q&A with Jonathan Haidt, Ph.D.

Thursday, December 6, 2018 5:00 pm ET*



Jonathan Haidt, Ph.D. is an American social psychologist and the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Dr. Haidt’s research examines the intuitive foundations of morality. His work has looked […]

The Positive Psychology Leader Series Welcomes Dr. Kristin Neff

October 24, 2018|

Self-Compassion as a Positive Psychological Resource and Helpful Response to Suffering
with Kristin Neff, Ph.D.
November 29*, 2018
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET


Abstract: Self-compassion is a way of relating toward oneself with compassion. Dr. Kristin Neff operationalized self-compassion as consisting of three main elements: kindness (vs. self-judgment), a sense of common humanity (vs. isolation), and mindfulness (vs. over-identification). These components combine and mutually […]

Abstract Deadline Approaching on October 31: 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology

October 8, 2018|

IPPA is accepting abstracts to present at the 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology in Melbourne, Australia in 2019!

The deadline to submit is October 31, 2018.

There are five presentation formats: individual presentations, symposia, conversation hours, workshops, roundtables, and posters.

You will also be asked to categorize your abstract in one of the 13 Congress tracks:

Body and Brain: Biology, Methodology and Basic Science

7th International Self-Determination Theory Conference

October 7, 2018|

The 7th International Self-Determination Theory Conference will take place from May 21-24, 2019, near Amsterdam on the North Sea coast of Holland.

This event happens once every three years and will offer insightful and inspiring presentations and working sessions from leading motivational experts and scholars, including Edward Deci and Richard Ryan, creators of self-determination theory.

The abstract submission deadline is November […]