Upcoming Events

WPPA’s 4th Conference

Saturday, January 26th, 2019 — Claremont Graduate University

Featuring Evidence Based Applications of Positive Psychology, our Keynote presentations, symposia, innovative interactive round-table discussions, hand-picked individual papers and poster presentations will create a day to remember here in our western region.  Faculty and students are encouraged to submit their newest studies by December 5th, 2018 to be included in our exciting applied program.  Online streaming will be available.  For details, please visit our Conference Information, Guidelines, and Registration page .

To submit, you will need your 150-200 word abstract, title (10-12 words), your name, affiliation, and co-authors.  We have rolling review with all participants notified by December 12th, 2018.  Scholarships are available.  Please click here to submit.






View photos from our 1st WPPA Academic Conference in 2014 here .

View photos from our 2nd WPPA Academic Conference 2017 here.

View event photos from our 3rd WPPA Academic Conference 2018 here and opening & closing professional photos here .


Empathy and Emotional Intelligence at Work

Online – January 6, 2019  — New Launch




Co-Instructors Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas will teach valuable research based skills toward strengthening empathy, trust, collaboration, and satisfaction among work colleagues.   Learn more!

Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology

CAPP.65 / Los Angeles –   Starts October 13, 2018

This six-month personal + professional learning journey meets weekends for live webinars and meetings with renowned Positive Psychology researchers.  Offered by The Flourishing Center and directed by Louis Alloro, MAPP, M.Ed., participation culminates in a Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP).

For more information email info@certificateinpositivepsychology.com.

UNC-Chapel Hill – Positive Psychology MOOC (Online Course)

New Session Begins Soon

Leaders in the Positive Psychology field including Barbara Fredrickson, Director of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology (PEP) Lab at UNC-Chapel Hill, share their knowledge, insights and cutting edge research offering a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) featuring evidence-based approaches to help people live fuller more contributive lives. No science or psychology background needed – anyone could/can sign up for this MOOC six-week course for credit or audit.

Professionals ask you to put your thoughts, feelings, and ideas into writing – personalized learning!  Financial support is available for learners.  Positive Psychology Online MOOC

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International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA)

6th World Congress on Positive Psychology

July 18 -21, 2019 Melbourne, Australia






Leaders in the Positive Psychology will be convening in Australia next summer.  For more information including submitting abstracts, guidelines and featured speakers, visit IPPA’s 6th World Congress website