Upcoming Events

WPPA’s 4th Conference

Saturday, January 26th, 2019 — Claremont Graduate University

Featuring Evidence Based Applications of Positive Psychology, our Keynote presentations, symposia, exceptional individual papers, posters, discussions, and community gathering along with a wine & cheese reception will create a day to remember here in our western region.  Faculty, professionals, and students will be presenting their newest evidence-based practices research in our exciting applied program.  Online streaming will be available for the main conference room.  For details, please visit our Conference Information, Guidelines, and Registration page .

Wonderful new noon-time KEYNOTE addition:

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi – “Father of Flow” and Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management will be retiring at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year.  Join us to hear his hope and perspectives for the Future of Positive Psychology.







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




Time is running out!  Don’t forget to sign-up to hear Keltner and Simon-Thomas share their research-based skills to strengthen empathy … and increase your life satisfaction.

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

Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology

Located in 12 cities and Canada

Offering a six-month personal + professional learning journey meets weekends for live webinars and sessions 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