Message from Congress Chair
The 5th World Congress promises to be the premier event to build collaborations and share progress in the science of positive psychology and its evidence-based practice. I’m especially looking forward to our new Founder’s Symposia and our distinguished Plenary speakers, each of whom is advancing the leading edge of science. Plus, we’ll have countless opportunities to connect, grow, and find meaning.
I look forward to seeing you in Montréal!
New for the Fifth World Congress is a Presidential Symposium along with a series of Founders’ Symposia curated by the most eminent scholars in our field – Martin Seligman, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, David Cooperrider, and Barbara Fredrickson. Each influential researcher shares the big stage with a hand-picked set of early-career scientists whose voices and work they feel should be known by all. Don’t miss the chance to witness the future of our field unfold!
Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D.
Martin Seligman, Ph.D.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ph.D.
David Cooperrider, Ph.D.
Lahnna Catalino, Ph.D.
Elise Rice, Ph.D.
Do positive spontaneous thoughts function as incentive salience?
Patty Van Cappellen, Ph.D.
Spirituality as a path from and toward positivity
She is an experimental social psychologist investigating such questions as “Why do people turn to religion or spirituality?” and “What are the psychological, contextual, and biological underpinnings of religion’s best and worst outcomes?” Currently, she is particularly interested in the study of self-transcendent emotions (e.g., awe, elevation), their relation to meaning in life and well-being, and their biological underpinnings. She is also investigating the mechanisms explaining religion’s link to prejudice and real antisocial behaviors. She uses experimental designs and quantitative analyses.
Pre-Congress, Plenary, & Invited Speakers
- August 1, 2016
Call for Proposals Opens
- September 30, 2016
Call for Proposals Closes
- December 2016
Congress Registration & Housing Open
- July 13-16, 2017
5th World Congress on Positive Psychology
Who should attend?
2) Consultants, educators, business owners, coaches, and other professionals
3) Students enrolled in good standing in an academic program
4) Members of the general public who are interested in learning more about positive psychology
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