Renew Your IPPA Membership

1. Log in to your IPPA profile. Your username is the email you have registered with us. If you have lost or forgotten your password, you may click here to have reset instructions sent to your registered email.

2. Once you are logged in, click on “Member Renewal”

3. In the online store, choose your preferred membership type, and click “Add to Cart”

4. Click “Check out”

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Membership Types

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

2-Year Member: $160
1-Year Member: $90


IPPA Affiliates are members of the general public interested in learning more about the science and practice of positive psychology.

1-Year Affiliate: $50
Students enrolled in good standing in an accredited academic program studying positive psychology or a related discipline.

1-Year Student: $30

Why Belong to IPPA?

By continuing your membership in the International Positive Psychology Association, you are investing in the future of our field. You will remain part of a vibrant community of scholars and practitioners working to deliver our three-part mission:

  • To promote the science of positive psychology and its research-based applications
  • To facilitate collaboration among researchers, teachers, students, and practitioners of positive psychology around the world and across academic disciplines
  • To share the findings of positive psychology with the broadest possible audience

Your membership will also help fund IPPA programming, scholarships and awards, positive psychology conferences around the globe, and numerous other initiatives.

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.

Benefits of Membership:

IPPA membership connects you to a global network of experts and programs, including:

Online seminars and Q&A with leading positive psychology scholars and practitioners. Most events open exclusively to the IPPA community.Information
Micro-communities of individuals passionate about particular topics or professions.  Division membership is open exclusively to IPPA Members, Associates, and Students.  Current divisions include: Work & Organizations, and SIPPA (Students), with Health and Clinical / Therapy coming soon.Information
Members enjoy unlimited online access to more than 40 hours of video, 30 webinars and 80 slide decks covering ground-breaking research and applications of positive psychology collected through three World Congress events and past Leader Series webinars.Information


Every other year, IPPA hosts a World Congress on Positive Psychology that convenes leading researchers and practitioners from across the world. IPPA Members and Associates who are active at the time of the World Congress will be eligible for discounted registration: 1-Year Members and Associates save $50 on the price of World Congress registration, 2-Year Members and Associates save $100, and Students receive even steeper discounts. Additionally, current IPPA Members, Associates, Affiliates, and Students can subscribe to the print edition of the Journal of Positive Psychology for a discounted rate.