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Founders Symposia

New for the Fifth World Congress is a Presidential Symposium along with a series of Founder’s Symposia curated by the most eminent scholars in our field – Martin Seligman, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, David Cooperrider, and Barbara Fredrickson. Each influential researcher shares the big stage with a hand-picked set of early-career scientists whose voices and work they feel should be known by all. Don’t miss the chance to witness the future of our field unfold!

Barbara Fredrickson

Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D.

Martin Seligman

Martin Seligman, Ph.D.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ph.D.

David Cooperrider

David Cooperrider, Ph.D.

Plenary Speakers

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Meike Bartels, Ph.D.

Differences in Happiness: From heritability to the interplay with the environment

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George A. Bonanno, Ph.D.

Loss, Trauma and Human Resilience: From Heterogeneity to Flexibility.

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Steve Cole, Ph.D.

Genomic perspectives on human well-being


Angela Duckworth, Ph.D.

Character: A Tripartite Taxonomy


Elissa Epel, Ph.D.

Flourishing as we age: a view from our telomeres

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Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D.

The How, What, and Why of Happiness: The Science of Interventions Aimed at Increasing Well-Being


Tania Singer, Ph.D.

Plasticity of the Social Brain: Effects of a One-Year Mental Training Study on Brain Plasticity, Social Cognition and Attention, Stress and Prosocial Behavior

Invited Speakers

Kim Cameron, Ph.D.

Kim S. Cameron, Ph.D.

Positive Leadership and Positive Energy

Darren Coppin, Ph.D.

Behavioural Change in the Unemployed

Alia Crum

Alia Crum, Ph.D.

How to Change Subjective Mindsets

Shelly Gable, Ph.D.

Capitalizing on the Positives in Close Relationships

Laura A. King, Ph.D.

Meaning and Randomness

Steve Leventhal

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Girls as Critical Change-Agents in Their Communities

Martin Seligman, Ph.D.

Positive Psychology: Past, Present, Future

Robert J. Vallerand, Ph.D.

New Developments on a Theory of Passion

Ruut Veenhoven, Ph.D.

Know Your Happiness: Effects of using the Happiness Indicator


Jamil Zaki, Ph.D.

Choosing Empathy

Conference News

5th World Congress Proposals DUE SEPTEMBER 30th

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline to submit an abstract for the 5th World Congress on Positive Psychology is September 30, 2016.

We welcome proposals from researchers, practitioners and students for:

Conversation hours
Individual podium presentations

Round […]

Invited Speakers Announced: Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology

We are excited to announce additional invited speakers for the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology. We look forward to hearing from the following presenters in Montréal in 2017:

Kim S. Cameron, Ph.D. – Positive Leadership and Positive Energy

Darren […]

Proposal Submissions Now Open for Fifth World Congress

Today, August 1, 2016, The International Positive Psychology Association opens the Call for Proposals for the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology.

We recently announced an exciting lineup of invited speakers, but now we want to hear from you […]