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First World Congress on Positive Psychology Kicks Off With Talks by Two of the World's Most Renowned Psychologists
Date:6/3/2009

- Martin Seligman and Philip Zimbardo -

In Philadelphia, birthplace of positive psychology

Thursday, June 18th, 2009 @ 6:00 PM

Sponsored by The International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA)

PHILADELPHIA, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

What: The First World Congress on Positive Psychology, an international conference, sponsored by IPPA, bringing together experts in positive psychology from across the globe to present their latest findings, and applications of positive psychology in a variety of fields - from business to education to medicine.

*Dr. Martin Seligman & Dr. Philip Zimbardo will kick off the World Congress with 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, insights, and ideas for increasing happiness in the contemporary world.

The burgeoning field of positive psychology - founded in 1998 by University of Pennsylvania's Dr. Martin Seligman - focuses on the study and practice of what is right in the world - the positive emotions, strengths, and virtues that make individuals, institutions, and communities thrive.

Who:

  • Dr. Martin Seligman (Founder of positive psychology), University of Pennsylvania Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology & Founding Director of the Positive Psychology Center
  • Dr. Philip Zimbardo, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Stanford University

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