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Student Division Seeking Volunteers!

The student division of the International Positive Psychology Association (SIPPA) seeks to create a community for students of positive psychology by facilitating networking, collaboration […]

IPPA Celebrates 10 Years

by James Pawelski, Ph.D. , Executive Director (Volunteer)

Ten years ago, a small group of volunteers with a shared interest in positive psychology set out […]

IPPA Announces 2017 Award Winners

International Positive Psychology Association Announces 2017 Award Winners
The International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) welcomed six new Fellows, and honored eight additional members at its […]

Conferences around the world

11th National Conference of SIPP

XI National Conference of the Italian Positive Psychology Society (SIPP) will take place at the University of Bari in Bari, Apulia, Italy from June […]

PESA 2018 Conference

The Positive Education Schools Association (PESA) will hold its 4th annual conference at Geelong Grammar School in Geelong, Victoria, Australia from April 11-14, 2018.

The theme […]

3rd Brazilian Congress on Positive Psychology

The Brazilian Positive Psychology Association (ABP+) will hold their 3rd Congress on Positive Psychology in São Paulo, Brazil from June 26-29, 2018.

The 3rd Congress will explore […]

The World Positive Education Accelerator 2018

The International Positive Education Network (IPEN) will host the World Positive Education Accelerator (WPEA) in Fort Worth, TX, United States from June 25-28, 2018.

The WPEA is […]

4th Canadian Conference On Positive Psychology

The 4th Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology, organized by the Canadian Positive Psychology Association, will be held on May 23-25, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. The conference is […]

First African Positive Psychology Conference

The First African Positive Psychology Conference (APPC) is presented by North-West University and the University of Johannesburg. It will take place in Potchesfstroom, South Africa, from […]

Other News

Positive Judaism Summit 2018

The Positive Judaism Summit 2018 will take place on March 17 in New York City. The Summit is organized around the topic of “Personal […]

Positive Youth Development in Venezuela

A new initiative has launched in Venezuela to support the positive development of adolescents. The website, Desarrollo Positivo Adolescente Venezuela, is a collaboration between Universidad Metropolitana […]

2017 World Happiness Report

Coinciding with the United Nations’ International Day of Happiness (March 20, 2017), the Sustainable Development Solutions Network has published the 2017 World Happiness Report. […]


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