Positive Psychology

The Interest Group in Positive Psychology promotes the theoretical and applied elements of a new area of psychology that seeks to understand positive emotions such as joy, optimism and contentment. Positive psychology is interested in the conditions that allow individuals, groups and organisations to flourish.

The Interest Group seeks to bring together and find a voice for both practitioners and researchers who share an interest in positive psychology constructs and processes. For example, the contructs of wellbeing, happiness and optimal life engagement (thriving, flourishing), or the processes of coaching, gratitude or growth mindset.

The Interest Group would like to engage with individuals who:

  • Seeks to embed or apply positive psychology constructs across organisational settings (schools, organisations, government departments).
  • Integrates positive psychology contructs and processes into practice, including across clinical, counselling and coaching settings.
  • Are interested in building a bridge between positive psychology research and practice.
  • Has an interest in positive psychology, wellbeing and optimal life engagement.