Perspectives from the American Conference on Physician Health (ACPH) (11/28/2017) - Two members of IPPA’s Positive Health and Wellness Division Leadership Team, Kathi Norman and Elaine O’Brien, attended the 2017 Inaugural American Conference on Physician Health (ACPH). Their reports on the event follow. Kathi Norman: Physician burnout, depression, and suicide are unfortunately not rare in medicine. One million people lose their doctor to suicide each year
Positive Health Psychology Data Extravaganza Reprise (11/9/2017) - At the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology, the Health and Wellness Division of IPPA organized a symposium titled Positive Health Psychology Data Extravaganza. Presenters from this symposium recorded a reprise of their presentations in Fall 2017 to share here with IPPA members. Please enjoy this video with data from the researchers listed below.
Call for Submissions: The Chronicle for Advances in Positive Health and Well-being (10/24/2017) - IPPA's Positive Health and Well-Being Division welcomes submissions to its new, forthcoming periodical, The Chronicle of Advances in Positive Health and Well-Being. This publication is dedicated to sharing with its members the latest research related to the current body of knowledge on health maintenance, total well-being, and illness prevention. Submissions might include: Abstracts of current studies and research reviews Book
Recap: Positive Health & Wellness Division Sessions at the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology (8/14/2017) - At the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology, the Positive Health & Wellness Division (PH&W) sponsored three major events full of robust research findings and key takeaways. Read on to learn more (or review) what was covered in the field of positive health and health sciences. Positive Health Psychology Data Extravaganza Six groups of
Judith Moskowitz, Ph.D. Receives Contributions to Positive Health Award (8/13/2017) - Contributions to Positive Health Award Lecture: Positive Affect Intervention to Help People Cope with Health-Related Stress: Progress, Promise, and Lessons Learned Judith Moskowitz, Ph.D. Northwestern University The International Positive Psychology Association's Positive Health and Wellness Division gives the “Contributions to Positive Health” Award to recognize individuals with long and distinguished careers who have made a
Health and Wellness Town Hall Recording: June 29, 2017 (8/13/2017) - On June 29, 2017, the leadership team of the Health and Wellness Division held a virtual Town Hall meeting about the division's programming and goals for the year ahead. You can now view the recording of the Town Hall below, and are invited to join the conversation in the comments.
Join Division Leadership to Discuss Activities in a Virtual Town Hall (6/26/2017) - Members of the Positive Health and Wellness Division are invited to join their leadership team for a virtual "Town Hall" webinar on June 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm EDT. Division leadership will share the division's proposed goals for the year and welcome your questions, suggestions, and feedback. Please register for the online event here. Members who
Seeking Editorial Board Members for New Health and Wellness Division Publication (6/19/2017) - The IPPA Health and Wellness Division is seeking nominations for Associate Editorial Board members for its peer-reviewed publication. These positions will be for a one or two year term. The Associate Editorial Board will be assigned submissions to manage by the Chief Co-Editors. Associate Editorial Board members will be asked to review submissions assigned to them within a
The Positive Health & Wellness Division Guide to the World Congress (6/9/2017) - The International Positive Psychology Association's Fifth World Congress is right around the corner! The Positive Health & Wellness Division (PH&W) has compiled a short list of health and wellbeing-related events at the World Congress that may be useful as you start planning which sessions to attend. You can download the guide here. For the full
Positive Health and Wellness Division Announces Award Winner and World Congress Activities (5/10/2017) - The Positive Health and Wellness Division is proud to announce the winner of the fifth prestigious Contributions in Positive Health Award: Judith Moskowitz, PhD, MPH, Professor of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Trained as a social psychologist, Dr. Moskowitz studies behavioral and psychosocial factors in the context of significant illness or other