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Insights from Theory-Driven Positive Psychological Science

Abstract: Donaldson, Csikszentmihalyi, & Nakamura (2020) in their new book, “Positive Psychological Science: Improving Everyday Life, Well-Being, Work, Education, and Societies across the Globe,” summarize two decades of peer-reviewed scientific research and illustrate how positive...


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Optimizing Social Connections, with Sara Algoe, Ph.D.

Optimizing Social Connections Abstract: Good social relationships are important for happiness and health. Social psychologist, Dr. Sara Algoe, studies the positive social behaviors and emotions that characterize our best relationships. In this webinar, focusing on data collected from...


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Harnessing Positive Emotion for Healthy Behavior Change

Harnessing Positive Emotion for Healthy Behavior Change with Judith Moskowitz, Ph.D., MPH Abstract: How can positive psychology help people respond to significant life stress in a healthier way? IPPA President, Dr. Judith Moskowitz, is a social and health psychologist whose work sheds light...


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Understanding and Fostering Courage

Abstract: Cynthia Pury earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology specializing in anxiety. Her work in areas of cognition and fear led her to wonder about a different way of coping with threats: courage. She defines courage as “the ability to take a worthwhile risk.” In this webinar, Dr. Pury...


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Tech Support: Can Digital Positive Psychology Interventions Increase Well-being? with Acacia Parks, Ph.D.

Positive psychological interventions (PPIs) are activities designed to promote positive outcomes via positive processes (Parks and Biswas-Diener, 2013). Acacia Parks, Ph.D., studies the efficacy of positive interventions, and their widespread, real-world scaling and implementation through...


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The Power of Appreciative Inquiry and Leadership

The Power of Appreciative Inquiry and Leadership Diana Whitney, Ph.D.: Presenter (recorded March 2019) Abstract: Diana Whitney, Ph.D. is an American author, award-winning consultant and educator whose writings – 15 books and dozens of chapters and articles – have advanced the positive...


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Building Love that Lasts: Applying the Science of Positive Psychology to Romantic Relationships

T he relationships that we cultivate are essential to well-being. Enduring relationships require effort to sustain. Husband and wife team, Suzann (“Suzie”) Pileggi Pawelski and James Pawelski, have applied the science of positive psychology to romantic relationships in their new book, Happy...


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Applying Positive Psychology in the Helping Professions: A practical framework.

In this webinar, Dr. Margarita Tarragona, a leader in positive psychotherapy and coaching, shares a conceptual framework that she developed to help practitioners organise the various ways in which they can apply positive psychology in their work. She illustrates her approach by sharing...


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Motivate for Success with New Insights from the
 Science of Goal-Setting with Gary Latham, Ph.D.

Set yourself up for success with this Leader Series webinar featuring Gary Latham, Ph.D., a pioneer in goal-setting theory (Locke & Latham, 1990). Dr. Latham discusses useful goal setting and motivation strategies, as well as recent research findings on the effects of priming on unconscious...


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How can Moral Psychology Apply to Social Conflict and Strengthen Individuals and Institutions?

Abstract: Jonathan Haidt, Ph.D. is an American social psychologist and the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Dr. Haidt’s research examines the intuitive foundations of morality. His work has looked at how variations in moral...