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By joining the International Positive Psychology Association, you are investing in the future of our field. You will become part of a vibrant community of scholars and practitioners working to deliver our three-part mission:

  • To promote the science of positive psychology and its research-based applications
  • To facilitate collaboration among researchers, teachers, students, and practitioners of positive psychology around the world and across academic disciplines
  • To share the findings of positive psychology with the broadest possible audience

Your membership will also help fund IPPA programming, scholarships and awards, positive psychology conferences around the globe, and numerous other initiatives.

Do you need to Renew?

If you have been a member of IPPA in the past, you can renew your membership by following the instructions on the manage your membership page.

Membership Types:

Please choose your preferred membership type below and click on the word “join” to begin the process. Thank you!

IPPA members are researchers and/or practitioners dedicated to the scientific study and evidence-based, ethical application of positive psychology and related fields.

2-Year Member: $160 (Join)
1-Year Member: $90 (Join)




Qualifying students must be currently enrolled full-time, in good standing, in an accredited, degree-granting academic program studying positive psychology or a related discipline. Student members must provide verification of student status (i.e. a copy of a current student ID card or transcript) within 14 days of joining.

2-Year Student: $60 (Join)
1-Year Student: $30 (Join)




Membership Policies

Anniversary Memberships

All IPPA memberships run for one or two calendar years, depending on the membership type. First-time IPPA memberships will begin on the date of purchase. All membership renewals will extend for one or two calendar years from the anniversary date of your first membership purchase.

Developing Country Discount

Residents of developing countries are eligible for a 50% discount on any IPPA membership category. To qualify, individuals must have a primary address in a country recognized as developing by The World Bank. The countries identified as developing by region on that World Bank page are eligible for the discount. To receive the discount, please select the membership of your choice and enter the discount code DC-DEV COUNTRY (case-sensitive) when prompted during the checkout process.

Benefits of Membership:

Online seminars and Q&A with leading positive psychology scholars and practitioners. Most events open exclusively to the IPPA community.Information
Every other year, IPPA hosts a World Congress on Positive Psychology that convenes leading researchers and practitioners from across the world. IPPA members who are active at the time, receive a significant discount on World Congress registration and are the first to be informed of events and updates.Information
Micro-communities of individuals passionate about particular topics or professions.  Division membership is open exclusively to IPPA Members, Associates, and Students.  Current divisions include: Work & Organizations, Health & Wellness, Positive Clinical Psychology, Positive Education, and SIPPA (Students).Information
Members enjoy unlimited online access to more than 1oo presentations including video, webinars and slide decks covering ground-breaking research and applications of positive psychology collected through four World Congress events and past Leader Series webinars.Information


IPPA Members who are active at the time of the World Congress will be eligible for discounted registration rates and Students receive even steeper discounts. We also aim to secure meaningful affiliate relationships with organizations that contribute to the study and practical application of positive psychology. We are pleased to announce that we have forged one such affiliation with The Greater Good Science Center based at the University of California, Berkeley. The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, which aligns with IPPA’s mission. Additionally, current IPPA Members and Students can subscribe to the print edition of the Journal of Positive Psychology for a discounted rate. For more information, members can contact