4th Biennial Conference 2018

Positive Psychology in New Zealand: Spreading its Wings
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Nov 24, 2018, 8:30 AM
Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand

It is with the greatest pleasure that we are able to invite you to attend many exciting events of our first Calendar of Events 2020/2021 organised by the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology. This will be an ‘evergreen’ calendar, spanning over late 2020 until end of 2021. There will be a myriad of keynotes, invited addresses, PechaKucha presentations, panel discussions about current topics we all deeply care about.


We would like to invite you to be there virtually and get inspired, leaving with feelings of hope and sense of connection - sharing and discussing new ideas with like-minded people on how to live with a challenging new normal that also offers new beginnings. This will be a very special virtual event for everyone - to learn, connect, enjoy, engage and just to be - and absorb the special energy that is created when many people come together for a positive shared cause.


The aim of the Calendar of Events is to further spread the ‘wings’ of positive psychology in New Zealand, and to provide an engaging outlet for researchers, psychologists, coaches, counsellors, leaders, health practitioners, policy analysts, students, practitioners, and those interested in learning more and exchanging ideas about this fast-growing area in Psychology. We hope that the planned virtual events will provide some space for us to network and embrace mental health and well-being science and its applications in New Zealand. This is a unique opportunity to meet and be inspired by others to explore further what the science of positive psychology has to offer and how it can help New Zealand, organisations, communities, families and individuals to flourish.


The first talk will be on Monday, 9 November 2020, 11:45 a.m. and we are extremely pleased to announce world-renowned Professor Steve Cole, Medicine and Psychiatry and Biobehavioural Science in the UCLA School of Medicine (USA), who will be talking about a genomic perspective on human well-being.  Get your free ticket here: https://event-calendar-positive-psychology-2020-2021.heysummit.com


What is the best way for humans to live? This talk considers the possibility that our bodies may form an opinion on that matter, and perhaps arrive at different conclusions than would our conscious minds. If we think of the human genome as recording millions of years of experience regarding how best to survive and thrive in this world, what do our genomes have to teach us now, and how might we go about listening?


A free talk not to be missed - a real eye opener.

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