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 human functioning.

3rd WPPA Conference

The Next Generation of Positive Psychology Research

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Celebrating the science of well-being, happiness, and flourishing for individuals, groups and organizations, Claremont Graduate University (CGU), is hosting the 3rd Western Positive Psychology Association (WPPA) Conference. Our exciting program will feature presentations by leading researchers, newest methods, and opportunities to collaborate.

Our invited speakers, faculty, clinicians, practitioners, grad and undergraduate students look forward to welcoming you to our upcoming positive psychology event.

For more information about submitting your research and joining us, please visit WPPA Upcoming Events

Learn more about our past 2014 and 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.