CGU Professors Csikszentmihalyi, Nakamura, and Donaldson, along with Students Michael Condren and Damian Vaughn Play Leadership Roles in Third World Congress on Positive Psychology

We are proud to announce that the International Positive Psychology Association has decided to have the third World Congress on Positive Psychology in Los Angeles, and Claremont Graduate University’s faculty and students are fully engaged!  Dean Stewart Donaldson will serve as the Congress Chair.  Professors Csikszentmihalyi and Nakamura will serve as the Co-Chairs for the Scientific Planning Committee.  DBOS students Michael Condren and Damian Vaughn will serve as the Co-Chairs for the Local Arrangements Committee.  Many other CGU faculty and students will be involved with organizing the conference and giving scientific presentations.

Chair’s Welcome

Dear Colleagues,

The International Positive Psychology Association announces it is now accepting abstract submissions for presentation at the Third World Congress on Positive Psychology being held June 27-30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Abstracts will be accepted in the following five diverse categories:

  • Posters
  • Organized Symposia
  • Workshops
  • Conversation Hour New for 2013!
  • Individual Papers New for 2013!

Key Abstract dates are:

  • October 24, 2012 – Abstract Site open for Submissions
  • January 14, 2013 – Abstract Submission Deadline
  • March 1, 2013 – Abstract Disposition Notifications
  • June 27-30, 2013 – Third World Congress

Visit the IPPA website for additional information on the Congress, both past and present, membership, and updates in the world of Positive Psychology:

We hope to see you at the World Congress in June!

Stewart Donaldson, PhD
Congress Chair, Third World Congress on Positive Psychology


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Learn more about positive psychology by reading Donaldson, S.I., Csikszentmihalyi, M., & Nakamura, J. (Eds.). (2011). Applied positive psychology: Improving everyday life, health, schools, work, and society. London: Routledge Academic.

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