Upcoming Events

WPPA’s 4th Conference

Saturday, January 26th, 2019 — Claremont Graduate University

Evidence Based Applications in Positive Psychology –

A Tribute to the Legacy of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi


Many thanks to our many presenters, session chairs, and attendees sharing the day with us at Claremont Graduate University featured in the Team Mike 2019 photo above.  A special thank you, too, to our volunteers and video casters for bringing our positive psychology community together and joining us via online streaming.  


Agenda downloadable poster is available  ONLINE:  as is  the detailed schedule of our  Fourth Annual Positive Psychology Association ProgramF    We are preparing video clip episodes from our main conference room academic presentations and will post the link when editing is done.  Additionally, a link to the many event photos captured that day will be shared soon.  Look for the link to also be featured on our CGU DBOS 2019  Conference Information, Guidelines, and Registration page

We were grateful to hear Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi – “Father of Flow” and Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management who will be retiring at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year shared his views about the Future of Positive Psychology.  When the video is ready, you are in for a delightful surprise.





The event photos from 4th WPPA Annual Conference 2019 Opening Session, Morning Sessions 10-Noon 2019, Csikszentmihalyi’s Noon Keynote Address and Team Mike Photos, Afternoon Sessions 2-6 pm 2019, and last, Poster Session + Wine & Cheese Reception 6-8 pm 2019 are up and available!  Photos are full file and may be downloaded and shared, but not repurposed for any commercial use.  Enjoy!

View our 3rd WPPA Annual Conference 2018 Photos  along with videos Keynote  Opening & Closing WPPA Keynote Addresses 2018  by Shaun Tomson and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi hosted by the Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences (DBOS) at Claremont Graduate University.

Finally, our 2nd WPPA Annual Conference 2017 Photos and our  1st WPPA Annual Conference 2014 Photos are also available online.  Thanks again for all sharing your time, your research and self-efficacy smiles in our growing Western Positive Psychology Association community.


May 2-5,  2019 — at 114 Multiversity 




The Science of Happiness:  Live. 

Good Science Center is offering an immersive, in-person experience May 2-5, 2019 pm 

Keltner, Kornfield, Davidson, and Fredrickson

Currently at GGSC and online, Keltner and Simon-Thomas are sharing their research-based skills program to strengthen empathy … and increase your life satisfaction in the workplace and life.  Co-Instructors Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas are teaching 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