A collaborative community of scholars
The Western Positive Psychology Association is dedicated to creating a collaborative scientific community of faculty, students, and scholars to advance and support an academic agenda in the field of positive psychology.
The vision of the Western Positive Psychology Association is to promote an influential and sustainable academic presence of positive psychology in the western region of the United States. WPPA encourages teaching, scientific research, interdisciplinary collaborative investigations and dissemination of knowledge in positive psychology and strongly supports the professional development of positive psychology faculty and students.
Established in 2013, WPPA brings together the scientific community of faculty, students, and scholars to share their latest rigorous, evidence-based empirical research in the science of happiness, excellence and optimal human functioning.
WPPA Annual Academic Conference
Next WPPA Conference – January 28th, 2021
Celebrating the science of well-being, happiness, and flourishing for individuals, groups and organizations, Claremont Graduate University (CGU), hosted the 2020 WPPA’s 6th Conference. Our WPPA 2021 conference will bring together faculty, students, practitioners, and our growing community to share the latest innovations in positive psychology research. Expanding an emerging forefront on the expanding importance of relationships, mindset in well-being and health, and individual and community support in organizations, be sure to save the date for this important upcoming event. At our 3rd WPPA Conference, we enjoyed a spontaneous Yoga session, an evidence-based application of Positive Psychology with wound healing, mood, and physiological benefits first investigated by Janice Kiecolt-Glaser . For more information about our upcoming conference, please visit WPPA Upcoming Events.
You may learn more about our past 2014, 2017, and 2018, 2019, and 2020 WPPA Academic Conferences on our WPPA Past Events page with links to conference photos and videos.