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By joining the International Positive Psychology Association, you are investing in your professional development and the future of our field. Join our vibrant community of scholars, practitioners, students, and anyone interested in the science and practice of positive psychology!

Please choose your preferred membership type below and click on the word “join” to begin the process. 


IPPA members are scholars, researchers, practitioners, and other individuals dedicated to the scientific study and evidence-based, ethical application of positive psychology and related fields.

2-Year Member: $240 USD    Join

1-Year Member: $135 USD      Join


IMPORTANT: To qualify for IPPA student membership, students MUST be enrolled full-time and in good standing within an accredited, University-sponsored, degree-granting program. We require student members to provide verification of student status (e.g.: a copy of a current student ID card and/or transcript) to within 14 days of purchase.

2-Year Student: $90 USD      Join

1-Year Student: $50 USD       Join


Benefits of Membership:

Positive Psychology Leader Series
Exclusive invitations to regular live webinars and audience Q&A with leading researchers and practitioners in the Positive Psychology Leader Series


Discounts on World Congress
Discounts on World Congress registration and access to video recordings of select presentations after the event. Our upcoming 7th World Congress is July 20-23, 2023, at the Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Virtual Learning Library
Unlimited access to the Virtual Learning Library, containing more than 150 presentations on positive psychology research and interventions

Online Member Community
Access to IPPA’s new online member community, IPPA Engage, where members can introduce themselves with a dedicated member profile, find colleagues through a member database, share their work in the repository and participate in the discussion forum.

Professional Division Membership
Opportunities to join a professional or student division, where members collaborate on interdisciplinary projects such as Congress sessions, awards, publications, conferences, educational webinars, and more in the areas of work and organizations, health, clinical psychology and therapy, education.

And much more, including:

  • Monthly News Round-up email detailing news and educational, employment, funding, and conference opportunities from around the world
  • Reduced subscription rate to the Journal of Positive Psychology
  • 50% off “Happy” membership at the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley
  • Ability to participate in year-round mentoring opportunities
  • Ability to be considered for an IPPA Award
  • Access to scholarships


Do you need to Renew?

If you have been a member of IPPA in the past, you can renew your membership by following the instructions on the manage your membership page.

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Membership Policies

Anniversary Memberships

All IPPA memberships run for one or two calendar years, depending on the membership type. First-time IPPA memberships will begin on the date of purchase. All membership renewals will extend for one or two calendar years from the anniversary date of your first membership purchase.

Developing Country Discount

Residents of developing countries are eligible for a 50% discount on any IPPA membership category. To qualify, individuals must have a primary address in a country recognized as developing by The World Bank. The countries identified as developing by region on that World Bank page are eligible for the discount. To receive the discount, please select the membership of your choice and enter the discount code DC-DEV COUNTRY (case-sensitive) when prompted during the checkout process.

Code of Conduct
Members are expected to adhere to IPPA’s Code of Conduct, in addition to the respective terms of use when utilizing certain of IPPA’s products, programs and services provided by IPPA or through any permitted third party providers and vendors.