University of Melbourne
The future of Positive Psychology
As a species we have many great challenges at present and on the horizon (i.e., increasing inequality, complexity, global warming, unhappiness). This talk highlights some of these challenges and looks to the future of positive psychology and how it may address some of these challenges. Specifically I speculate regarding where positive psychology is going and what its future might look like. I then suggest some ways and means regarding how it is going to get to such a future.
Associate Professor Aaron Jarden is Director of the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne. He is a wellbeing consultant, social entrepreneur, has multiple qualifications in philosophy, computing, education, and psychology, and is a prolific author and presenter. He has previously been a Senior Research Fellow at Flinders University, and Head of Research at the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). He is past president of the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology, also co-editor of the International Journal of Wellbeing, lead investigator for the International Wellbeing Study, and Senior Scientist for Work on Wellbeing amongst others.