• IPPA advances the science of positive psychology through its programming, opportunities for scholars and direct support of basic and applied research conferences.
  • IPPA serves members who are interested in the latest positive psychology science – theory, basic research, and applied research.


    • Connect with other researchers (and practitioners) in the IPPA Engage member community

Find colleagues, research briefs and resources in the IPPA Engage member community – IPPA’s new online community connects members in real-time, year-round, to keep the momentum going in between in-person conferences. Members can post or respond to questions on the discussion boards, find and email colleagues through the member directory, and share or access resources such as survey tools, data sets, research briefs (and more!) in the member repository.

    • Access 200 presentations on positive psychology in the Virtual Learning Library

A growing collection of more than 200 recorded presentations and slide decks with references that cover basic science, applied science and evidence-based interventions spanning a variety of positive psychology topics. All presentations have been vetted and consist of the highest caliber presentations from all five past World Congress conferences, select regional positive psychology conferences and IPPA’s invited Positive Psychology Leader Series.

    • Attend the Seventh World Congress on Positive Psychology. 

      This biennial three-day conference features more than 100 invited scientist presentations and an accepted program with fourteen tracks for attendees to learn about the latest basic and applied science and tested interventions in the field. IPPA members receive a significant discount on the Congress registration fee. Learn more.

    • Access peer-reviewed journals and research institutes.

As an IPPA member, you will enjoy a discount on an individual subscription to the Journal of Positive Psychology. IPPA members also receive a discount on the “Happy” membership level at the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California at Berkeley.

    • Support basic research.

On an application basis, IPPA provides financial support to select basic research conferences throughout the year. Learn more about the research IPPA supported through the Society for Affective Science and the Society of Personality and Social Psychology.

    • Start a dialogue with practitioners in IPPA’s divisions. 

Within IPPA Divisions, members have opportunities to volunteer on projects that sometimes result in new educational resources for members. One example is the “Digests and Dialogue Series” that features short one-pagers describing a concept related to positive organizational scholarship, and a brief recorded conversation between a researcher and a practitioner who is applying his or her work.

    • Nominate someone for the Early Career Researcher Award.

The Early Career Researcher Award honors an IPPA member who, within the first 10 years of completing their PhD, has contributed most significantly to scientific advancement of knowledge in positive psychology. Nominations will be accepted for a period of time and the award will be presented at the Sixth World Congress on Positive Psychology.

    • Learn about funding, research, job opportunities and calls for proposals through the Monthly News Round-up email.

IPPA members receive a monthly email detailing news and educational, employment, funding, and conference opportunities from around the world

    • Read research and practice briefs in a Division publication(s). 

      Three of IPPA’s professional divisions produce publications. Click below to read sample issues.

Positive Work and Organizations: Research and Practice

The Chronicle of Advances in Positive Health and Well-being

Positive Clinical Psychology: An International Perspective