The European Network for Positive
Psychology (ENPP) is delighted to invite you to attend the 6th European
Conference on Positive Psychology to be held at the World Trade
Center, Moscow, Russia.
The mission of the ENPP is to promote the science and practice of positive psychology and to facilitate communication and collaboration among researchers and practitioners in Europe and around the world who are interested in positive psychology. ENPP collaborates directly with International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) which aims to facilitate the research and application of positive psychology globally in respect for cultural diversity and regional interests.
The burgeoning field of positive psychology focuses on the study and practice of what is right in the world – the positive emotions, well-being, strengths, and virtues that make individuals, institutions, and communities thrive.
The 6th European Conference on Positive Psychology will gather the world’s most renowned experts in positive psychology to present their latest findings and best practices. All attendees will have the opportunity to discuss their research, insights, and ideas in thematic symposia, workshops, round tables, oral and poster sessions, and also to interact with like-minded people who focus on studying what is best in life and how to create more of it.
Join an internationally diverse audience of researchers, clinicians, educators, students, business owners, coaches, consultants, medical experts – anyone interested in the science and practice of positive psychology.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is C.S. and D.J. Davidson Professor of Psychology and Management and Director of Quality of Life Research Center at Claremont Graduate University, California, USA. Starting from research on creativity and intrinsic motivation, he created a widely known theory of optimal experience, or flow theory. He ist the author of numerous publications on creativity, human evolution, psychology of art, personality development, and flow theory and ist applications in various fields, among them: "Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience","Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life“, "Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention", “Being adolescent“, “Becoming adult“, "The Evolving Self: A Psychology for the Third Millenium", “Good Business: Flow, Leadership and the Making of Meaning", and many others, translated and recognized worldwide. Professor Csikszentmihalyi is a member of the American Academy of Education, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Leisure Studies. He is recognized as one of the founders of Positive Psychology movement.
Michael Eid is professor of psychology at the Free University of Berlin. His main research interests concern longitudinal data analysis, multimethod assessment, subjective well-being and health psychology. He is associate editor of the Journal of Positive Psychology, and co-editor of several handbooks, for example, the The Science of Subjective Well-being (with Randy Larsen) and Handbook of Multimethod Measurement in Psychology (with Ed Diener).
Dmitry A. Leontiev is Professor of Psychology at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. He is also Head of Research Lab of Personality Development of the Physically Challenged at Moscow State University for Psychology and Education and Head of Research Lab of Positive Psychology and Quality of Life Studies at Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Director of Institute for Existential Psychology and Life Enhancement (EXPLIEN), Vice-President of Moscow branch of Russian Psychological Society. He authored numerous publications on psychology of personality, motivation and self-regulation, psychology of art and advertising, personality assessment, including “Introduction to the Psychology of Art” (in Russian), “Psychology of Personal Meaning” (in Russian), and a number of edited books, among them “Emotions, Art, and Creativity”, “Psychology with a Human Face: Humanistic Perspectives in Post-Soviet Psychology” (in Russian), “Personal Potential: Structure and Assessment” (in Russian), and “Motivation, Consciousness, and Self-Regulation”. He is associate editor of the Journal of Positive Psychology, an advisor of Great Russian Encyclopedia, serves on editorial boards of four national professional journals. Dr. Leontiev is also practicing existential counselor. He is a winner of 2003 Promotional Award of Victor Frankl Foundation of the City of Vienna. His recent studies are focused on the issues of self-determined positivity rooted in autonomy, personal meaning, self-reflection and autoregulation potential.
"The Positive Psychology of Generativity, and the Redemptive Stories Generative Adults Tell."
Dan P. McAdams is the Chair of the Psychology Department at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. He is also Professor of Psychology and Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, honored as a Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence at Northwestern. Author of nearly 200 scientific articles and chapters, numerous edited volumes, and 6 books, Professor McAdams works in the areas of personality and life-span developmental psychology. His theoretical and empirical writings focus on concepts of self and identity in contemporary American society and on themes of power, intimacy, redemption, and generativity across the adult life course. Professor McAdams is most well-known for formulating a life-story theory of human identity. Professor McAdams is a leader in the recent emergence within the social sciences of narrative approaches to studying human lives – approaches that place stories and storytelling at the center of human personality.
Ragnhild Nes is a Researcher at the Division of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo and a lecturer at the University of Oslo. She is currently working on a project called Stability and change in mental health during young adulthood: A longitudinal twin study. The main aim of the project is to explore genetic and environmental influences on variation and covariation in mental health and development to broaden our understanding of the heterogeneity and specificity in individual responses to environmental factors. Dr. Nes' research uses quantitative genetic techniques to unravel the genetic and environmental influences on quantitative traits. Her focus is on stability and change in mental health and happiness and the links between wellbeing and mental disorders.
"Human autonomy and its functional importance for motivation, well-being and cultural evolution: Theory and evidence from self-determination theory."
Richard Ryan is Professor of Psychology & Director of Clinical Training Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology at University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. He is also Professor of Psychiatry at School of Medicine and Dentistry and Professor of Education, The Warner School of Education. Professor Ryan is a widely published researcher and theorist in the areas of human motivation, development, and well-being, with over 250 articles, chapters and books. He is co-developer (with Edward L. Deci) of Self-Determination Theory, an internationally researched framework that has been applied in hundreds of studies within areas such as human development, education, work, relationships, medicine, psychical activity and cross-cultural psychology. Ryan is also an award winning teacher and researcher, who has given addresses in over 60 universities worldwide. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Educational Research Association, and an Honorary Member of the German Psychological Society. He has been a visiting scientist at the Max Planck Institute, a James McKeen Cattell Fellow, and is currently a Leverhulme Fellow, and Visiting Professor at the University of Bath, UK. Recent research interests include: the effects of intrinsic and extrinsic life goals on wellbeing and communities; mindfulness and self-regulation; vitality and nature; motivation in virtual environments, and the effects of stigma on identity and wellness.
"Contradiction at the Core of Positive Psychology: The Essential Role of the Negative in Adaptive Human Functioning."
Carol D. Ryff is Director of the Institute on Aging and Marie Jahoda Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research centers on the study of psychological well-being, an area in which she has developed multidimensional assessment scales that have been translated to more than 25 different languages and are used in research across diverse scientific fields. Investigations by Dr. Ryff and colleagues have addressed how psychological well-being varies by age, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnic/minority status, and cultural context as well as by the experiences, challenges, and transitions individuals confront as they age. Dr. Ryff has generated over 120 publications in the areas described above, and she currently directs the MIDUS (Midlife in the U.S.) longitudinal study, which is based on a large national sample of Americans, including twins. She is also Principal Investigator of MIDJA (Midlife in Japan), a parallel to the MIDUS investigation, for which she received an NIH Merit Award.
"How values underlie and undermine happiness."
Shalom H. Schwartz is the Leon and Clara Sznajderman Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Supervisor of the Socio-cultural Psychology Laboratory at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. He is past president of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, and a fellow of the American Psychological Association. He is a recipient of the highest civilian prize awarded by the State of Israel, the Pras Yisrael in psychology in recognition of his career as a researcher, mentor, and teacher.
He is a member of the scientific advisory board of the European Social Survey and serves on the editorial boards of five international journals. He has published six books and over 160 articles on his research in international journals in social psychology, cross-cultural psychology, political psychology, sociology, education, law, and economics. His recent research builds on his theories of values on both the individual and the cultural level. On the individual level, he studies the nature of basic human values and their role as determinants of attitudes and behavior. On the culture level, he seeks to understand both the roots of cultural value differences and their consequences for social policy and societal functioning. He coordinates an international project applying his theory and methods for measuring values in over 75 countries, with the participation of some 180 collaborators. His value theory and instruments are part of the ongoing, semi-annual European Social Survey.
The Scientific Committee invites abstract submissions from faculty, researchers, practitioners and students in any and all fields of positive psychology. Presentation proposals can be focused on theoretical models or on empirical research studies.
The conference program will be organized around the following tentative topics (but not limited by them):
Theory and Methodology of PP
Positive Personality Development
Quality of Life and Well-being
PP at Work & Organizations
Positive Side of Human Relationships
Positive Resources and Life Challenges
Positive Psychology in Society and Communities
Beyond Psychology: Culture and Positive Humanities
Health and Wellness
PP in Family and Education
Meaning, Values and Spiritual Accomplishments
Human Strengths, Psychological Capital and Personal Potential
Self-regulation, Autonomy, and Self-determination
New Frontiers of Flourishing
Your original research can be presented in symposia, oral or poster sessions and in workshops All these forms provide an opportunity to cover areas that may not be included in the plenaries, symposia, and workshops with invited speakers.
Abstracts should be uploaded not later than January 15th, 2012 (earlier submission is strongly encouraged).
Please ensure that your abstract contains a maximum of 500 words. After you upload your personal data you will be able to choose the preferred type of presentation and to upload your abstract.
- the background
- the aims of study
- the methods used
- a succinct summary of the results obtained / theoretical advancements
- the conclusions reached.
The remainder of the extended abstract should provide
sufficient detail to allow the program committee to evaluate the validity,
quality, and relevance of the contribution.
Note: Please avoid abbreviations in the title. Abbreviations may be used in the text if they have previously been defined.
If you have any questions regarding abstract submission, please do not hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please indicate ‘submission’ in the Subject field.
Types of presentation
Symposia should include presentations on a specific theme and integrate findings from different research projects. Symposia are organized by a convener, and will be scheduled for one hour and a half. They will include 4 or 5 presenters (normally speaking for about 20 minutes each), plus 15 minutes for a discussant stimulating interaction with the audience.
In order to submit a symposium we need to receive an
overarching abstract by the convener(s) referring to the individual
contributions within the symposium. Also, the convener provides the names of
presenters and titles of their individual presentations.
In addition all contributors are to submit individual abstracts. Before sending an abstract authors should refer to the relevant symposium and its convener (the abstract must be approved by the convener).
Oral presentations are individual statements presenting original research and/or research reviews. They will be grouped into thematic sessions, according to their topic. Speaking for about 15 minutes.
Some of the thematic sessions might be organized as round tables, with a discussant that chairs the session and invites the presenters to illustrate and debate their findings in the interactive way.
Poster presentations will be organized into poster sessions.
The technical requirements and guidelines for posters will
be publicized in March 2012.
Workshops offering practical illustrations of best, evidence-based practice are invited.
All submissions will be peer-reviewed. The Scientific Committee will consider your preferred form of presentation (oral or poster), but expecting a high number of submissions we encourage to present very specific narrow-context data, preliminary ideas and pilot studies in poster, rather than oral form, and in some cases will probably recommend changing the form.
|July 2011||Information Website Opens, Questions Are Welcome|
|September 2011||Abstract Submission and Registration Opens|
15 January 2012
Abstract Submission Deadline
|March 2012||Acceptance Notifications|
|March 31, 2012||Early Bird Registration Deadline|
|June 26-29, 2012||6th European Conference on Positive Psychology|