A collaborative community of scholars

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The Western Positive Psychology Association is dedicated to creating a collaborative scientific community of faculty, students, and scholars to advance and support an academic agenda in the field of positive psychology.

The vision of the Western Positive Psychology Association is to promote an influential and sustainable academic presence of positive psychology in the western region of the United States. WPPA encourages teaching, scientific research, interdisciplinary collaborative investigations and dissemination of knowledge in positive psychology and strongly supports the professional development of positive psychology faculty and students.

Established in 2013, WPPA brings together the scientific community of faculty, students, and scholars to share their latest rigorous, evidence based empirical research in the science of happiness, excellence and optimal functioning.

2nd WPPA Conference

Positive Psychology for Societal Impact

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Celebrating the science of optimal human functioning, Claremont Graduate University (CGU),  hosted the 2nd Western Positive Psychology Association (WPPA) Conference.  An exciting program featured Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Jeanne Nakamura, and Stewart Donaldson.

Sharing their newest research, our invited speakers, faculty, clinicians, practitioners, grad and undergraduate students celebrated together the many advances in Positive Psychology.  See more about our 2017 WPPA Academic Conference.  

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Jason Siegel, Jeanne Nakamura, Giacomo Bono, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Stewart Donaldson, Kendall Cotton Bronk, Jennifer Pedrotti, Meghana Rao, Becky Reichard





View photos from our 1st WPPA Academic Conference in 2014 here .

View photos from our 2nd WPPA Academic Conference 2017 here.