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Welcome to the
Institute for Positive Psychology &
Education Conference
2016: Converting Science into Practice
What is Positive Psychology?
Getting the most out of life
Our Vision
The Institute for Positive Psychology and Education
seeks to lead scientific research that
empowers individuals and groups to thrive
Our Research
Our focus is on positive psychology research and scientific
research on self and well-being, and educational, psychological,
and social research that results in positive outcomes that enable
individuals, families, communities, and organisations to thrive.
IPPE is focused on research-identified innovations that can be
empirically demonstrated by rigorous quantitative and qualitative
research to result in tangible outcomes.
IPPE focuses on diverse educational, business, and social
settings from pre-school to retirement and family and community
Research Programs
Indigenous Culture, Education, and
Well-Being — Identifying and replicating
key drivers of socio-economic well-being
that enable Indigenous Australians to
flourish and thrive
Mindfulness, Compassion, and Action
— Advancing our understanding of
mindfulness and its benefits for individuals,
relationships, and society
Physical Activity, Sport, and Health
Psychology — Promoting physical activity
and its wide-ranging benefits in diverse
Positive Education — Advancing and
applying international innovations in
Educational Psychology theory, research,
and practice to optimise educational
Positive Organisational and Social
Context — Explicating the psychosocial
drivers of well-being in organisational and
social contexts that enable individuals and
groups to thrive
Positive Psychological and Social
Development — The study of how young
people learn to flourish, including the
development of resilience, character
strengths, and pro-social attitudes
Positive SELF and Well-Being —
The centrality of self-constructs and new
approaches to the measurement and
enhancement of well-being
Substantive-Methodological Synergy —
Illustrating how new methodologies can
help to address complex substantive
issues in innovative ways
 We are about finding the best — and best tested — ways to promote
health and well-being, to increase compassion and connectedness,
to enhance social responsibility, to improve all performance, from the
individual up, and, perhaps above all, to increase justice in society —
to make Australia truly the land of the fair go, where all Australians
— and our nation — can flourish and thrive.
 We look forward to working with you to make a difference for all
Australians. Together we can — and we will — make a difference.