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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...


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Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth

Ed Diener, Ph.D. Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth Bio: Ed Diener is the Joseph R. Smiley Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois. Dr. Diener was the president of the International Positive Psychology Association. He has over 260...


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Flow: A Cross-Cultural, Health, & Educational Perspective

Antonella Delle Fave, M.D. Flow: A Cross-Cultural, Health, & Educational Perspective Bio: Dr. Delle Fave is a full professor of Psychology for the Faculty of Medicine for the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy. She was among the founders of the Società Italiana di...


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The Role of Positive Spontaneous Thoughts in the Pursuit of Passions and Wellness Behaviors

Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D The Role of Positive Spontaneous Thoughts in the Pursuit of Passions and Wellness Behaviors Abstract: In this webinar, Barbara Fredrickson will guide you a bit deeper into her new Upward Spiral Theory of Lifestyle Change, which she presented for the...


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Character Strengths Research & Interventions

Ryan M. Niemiec, Psy.D. Character Strengths Research & Interventions Abstract: Character strengths, often referred to as “the backbone of positive psychology,” have enjoyed extensive research and scholarship since the VIA project that culminated in 2004. What have we learned...


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Self-Efficacy as a Foundational Concept for Positive Psychology

James E. Maddux, Ph.D. Self-Efficacy as a Foundational Concept for Positive Psychology Abstract: People tend to engage in behaviors that will get them what they want and that they believe they can do. Self-efficacy theory (Bandura, 1977, 1982, 1986a) states that initiation and...


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The Context of Well-being: Fit, Facets, and Fairness

Isaac Prilleltensky, PhD The Context of Well-being: Fit, Facets, and Fairness Dr. Prilleltensky will share a multi-dimensional model of wellbeing (I-COPPE) that includes both perceptual and contextual appraisals. He will propose that individuals can enhance their “fitness” in each...


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Playing positive psychology: Using tangible tools and facilitation methods in positive psychology coaching and training

Ilona Boniwell, Ph.D. Playing positive psychology: Using tangible tools and facilitation methods in positive psychology coaching and training Abstract: Over the past few years, the notion of a “positive intervention” has risen to prominence, as it was discovered that certain...


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Strength-Based Parenting

Lea Waters, Ph.D. "Strength-Based Parenting" Abstract: This game-changing presentation introduces “strength-based parenting.” The presenter shares her definition, theoretical model, and recent empirical findings connecting strength-based parenting to a host of positive outcomes for...


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Character Strengths Research & Interventions

Ryan M. Niemiec, Psy.D. Character Strengths Research & Interventions Abstract: Character strengths, often referred to as “the backbone of positive psychology,” have enjoyed extensive research and scholarship since the VIA project that culminated in 2004. What have we learned...