Interested in learning how to apply Positive Psychology principles to promote optimal performance and well-being? Check out the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education 2015 Conference: Converting Science into Practice in Sydney this Saturday, 6 June.
The inaugural IPPE Conference will feature
world-renowned authors and researchers, such as Professor Barbara Fredrickson,
creator of the Broaden and Build hypothesis, and best-selling author of Positivity
and Love 2.0.
Featuring fun and informative workshops,
the Conference will teach you how to apply scientifically-grounded positive
psychology research into practice. Learn how to implement interventions that
increase health and well-being, social connectedness, and effective action.
This IPPE Conference will interest
teachers, students, psychologists, health professionals, managers, leaders, and
members of the public.
Bridging the gap between science and practice
During the last three decades, science has
made many discoveries about how to promote thriving. Yet there is often a gap
between what has been discovered in the lab and what is done in the field.
The gap is due, in part, to academics and
practitioners living in different worlds. Academic researchers have lots of
time to develop theories and test ideas, but often become disconnected from the
demands of the practical world. Practitioners develop context-sensitive ways to
promote thriving, but often lack the time to step back and explore new ways of
This Conference seeks to bridge the
science/practice divide. It is unique in that it seeks to both make recent
scientific breakthroughs accessible to the practitioner, and show people how to
use those breakthroughs to change themselves and their world.