Positive psychology is the scientific study of what enables individuals and communities to thrive.

IPPA was founded in 2007 with a tri-part mission:

  • To promote the science of positive psychology and its research-based applications.
  • To facilitate collaboration among researchers, teachers, students, and practitioners of positive psychology around the world and across academic disciplines.
  • To share the findings of positive psychology with the broadest possible audience.

In all of these endeavors, we want to create rigorous standards for positive psychology, so that the field always represents the very best levels of current knowledge. If you share in this mission and vision, we hope you will consider joining us.