A collaborative community of scholars

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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

WPPA Conference –  Since 2014

Celebrating the science of well-being, happiness, and flourishing for individuals, groups and organizations, Claremont Graduate University (CGU), hosts WPPA’s Annual Conferences which is presented as a Spring-Fall Webinar Series featuring positive psychology research leaders including Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D., Lea Waters, Ph.D., Fred Luthans, and Kim Cameron, Ph.D..   Our conferences bring together faculty, students, practitioners, and our growing community to share the latest innovations in positive psychology research.  Expanding an emerging forefront on the importance of relationships, co-experienced positive emotions, mindset in well-being and health, and individual and community support in organizations, be sure to save the dates for the speaker in this public community event.  Recordings of these presentation can be found on our Past Events page.  For more information about our Spring-Fall Webinar Series and upcoming speakers, our Community of Practice (CoP), and please visit  WPPA Upcoming Events.





You may learn more about our past 2014, 2017, and 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 WPPA Academic Conferences on our WPPA Past Events page with links to conference photos and videos.