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Learning and Education

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.
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.
Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman and distinguished faculty scholars from the University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Center present Foundations of Positive Psychology on Coursera. This non-degree certificate program explores the theory, science and application of positive psychology. Enroll now and bring greater well-being to your life and work.

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.
Complete a grit-building activity.After the activity, you'll read a full explanation of the activity, and how you can apply it to your own life.

Special Opportunities

Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman and distinguished faculty scholars from the University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Center present Foundations of Positive Psychology on Coursera. This non-degree certificate program explores the theory, science and application of positive psychology. Enroll now and bring greater well-being to your life and work.

Conferences

2nd Festival of Positive Education + Appreciative Inquiry SummitWhere Inspration Meets ActionJune 25-28, 2018Fort Worth Convention CenterThe World Positive Education Accelerator (WPEA) is the first of its kind—integrating the International Positive Education Network's (IPEN) second Festival of Positive Education with the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry methodology. Similar to the 2016 Festival of Positive Education, the 2018 WPEA will elevate the inspiration and ideas of over 1,200 researchers, educators, practitioners, positive psychologists and other parties interested in promoting both academic achievement and character virtue development.You will have the opportunity to turn inspiration into action by participating in an Appreciative Inquiry Summit—a strengths-based and task focused 3-day design-and-build process. Be engaged as co-designers, across all relevant and resource-rich boundaries, to share leadership and take ownership for making the future of positive education successful. 

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