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Learning and Education

IPPA has several related missions. First, IPPA wants to further the science of positive psychology across the globe and to ensure that the field continues to rest on this science. Second, IPPA wants to work for the effective and responsible application of positive psychology in diverse areas such as organizational psychology, counseling and clinical psychology, business, health, education, and coaching. The third mission of the organization is to foster education and training in the field. In all of these endeavors, we want to create rigorous standards for positive psychology, so that the field always represents the very best levels of current knowledge.
Learn to apply the principles and tools of positive psychology to any professional domain (including psychology, education, life coaching, research, health, and business), or as preparation for further study in a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. program.

Research Opportunities

The Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, headed by Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman, needs you for our online research studies.Participation in any of the studies is completely voluntary, and you may drop out of them at any time. These studies all comply with university and U.S. government guidelines for the protection of human subjects and of your online privacy.These studies may include multiple questionnaires and repeat visits, with possible assignments between visits to the web site. You'll be notified by email whenever your continuing participation in the study is needed.