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First World Congress on Positive Psychology Kicks Off Today With Talks by Two of the World's Most Renowned Psychologists, Martin Seligman and Philip Zimbardo, in Philadelphia, Birthplace of Positive Psychology
Date:6/18/2009

Sponsored by the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA)

PHILADELPHIA, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The First World Congress on Positive Psychology, an international conference sponsored by the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), kicks off in Philadelphia today with talks by two of the world's most renowned psychologists.

  • Martin Seligman University of Pennsylvania Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology & Founding Director of the Positive Psychology Center
  • Philip Zimbardo, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Stanford University

Seligman and Zimbardo will present groundbreaking research on how the science of positive psychology is changing the way we live our lives on an individual, societal, and global level.

They will present new answers in the age-old quest for the good life, sharing their latest research and ideas for increasing happiness in the contemporary world.

Additionally, an international audience of researchers, practitioners, and professionals from every continent will share latest findings, insights, and information. Symposia, poster sessions, workshops, and informal round table discussions will emphasize leading-edge research, as well as applications of the fascinating science in a variety of fields -- from business to education to medicine.

The inaugural international conference takes place June 18th - June 21st, 2009 at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center.

Founded in 1998 by Dr. Martin Seligman, the burgeoning field of positive psychology focuses on the study and practice of what is right in the world -- the positive
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