The Only positive psychology organization with an International Leader Position.

Member Benefits Contact Us

Global Opp

Call for Proposals: Special Issue, Journal of Positive Psychology 

August 15, 2018|

Call for Proposals courtesy of Special Issue Editor, Dr. Acacia C. Parks 

IPPA members enjoy a discounted subscription rate to the print edition of the Journal of Positive Psychology. For more information about this benefit, members can contact


Proposals are due September 1, 2018

The Journal of Positive Psychology is seeking proposals for an upcoming special issue on new advancements in the […]

Emirates Center for Happiness Research Offers New Courses

July 27, 2018|

Since its opening in 2017, the United Arab Emirates University’s (UAEU) Emirates Center for Happiness Research (ECHR) has aimed to serve both the broader community as well as the university population through the provision of evidence-based professional services, with research and training that promotes and enhances happiness and positivity.

On International Happiness Day, the UAEU announced the delivery of the […]

Character Lab Hiring Chief Operating Officer

July 27, 2018|

The Character Lab is now searching for a Chief Operating Officer (COO). The COO will report directly to the CEO of the Character Lab, Dr. Angela Duckworth.

The COO will craft and implement a development strategy for the annual budget; orchestrate strategic partnerships; and support external communications, among other responsibilities. They will also represent Character Lab in negotiations with organizational partners, […]

Liverpool John Moores University Launches Master Program on Positive Psychology and Well-being

July 27, 2018|

Liverpool John Moores University in Liverpool, UK is now accepting applications for a new Masters program in Positive Psychology and Well-being. The program is part of the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology.
The programme is designed to develop your knowledge and practical skills for applying positive psychology principles in different settings. There are also modules on research skills and […]

Greater Good Science Center Hiring a Director of Training

February 4, 2018|

The Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) at the University of California Berkeley is currently looking for a full-time Director of Training.

The Director of Training will teach individuals and organizations about the GGSC’s research-based practices for happiness, resilience, kindness, and connection—with a particular focus on helping organizations build these skills more deeply into their programs and workplace culture. The successful candidate […]

Penn Hiring Associate Director of Applied Positive Psychology Online Learning

February 4, 2018|

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences is seeking an Associate Director to oversee the development and delivery of a cluster of online credit-bearing positive psychology courses (APOP – Applied Positive Psychology) that will comprise a positive psychology academic certificate within a larger suite of positive psychology programming. In addition to the development of high quality, rigorous […]

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Launches Master Program on Genes in Behaviour and Health

January 11, 2018|

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is launching a new research Master program in Fall 2018: Genes in Behaviour and Health.
In this two-year full time program, students will learn about the relevant research methods to design and carry out high-quality research within the field of behaviour genetics and genetic epidemiology, and to study how our genes interact with the environment for behavioral and health […]

Greater Good Science Center Names Favorite Books of 2017

December 12, 2017|

Our partners at the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley recently released their favorite books on the “science of a meaningful life” in 2017.

The list includes books about mediation, marriage, resilience, biology, sleep, and more. It also includes The Strength Switch: How the New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Can Help Your Child and Your Teen to Flourish by […]

Postdoctoral Fellowships at University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

December 12, 2017|

The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California is now seeking candidates for research fellowships to help investigate behavioral influences on cancer risk starting in Fall 2018. Faculty at the school involved in this project have interests in positive psychology, such as studying the well-being of cancer survivors.

Candidates are sought with backgrounds and interests in social science methodologies […]

Meike Bartels, PhD, Awarded ERC Consolidator Grant

December 12, 2017|

IPPA Board Member and 2017 Fellow Meike Bartels, Ph.D., was awarded a €2 million European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant to study how genetics, epigenetics, and environmental factors impact well-being.

Dr. Bartels explains that this research project will ultimately help to develop a new framework of well-being that can “serve as a strong empirically-based foundation for the development of interdisciplinary academic theories […]