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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

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 […]

Positive Psychology Conferences in 2018

Many positive psychology associations will be holding conferences in 2018. You can now save the date, register, and/or submit your abstracts for the following […]

Other News

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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