Event Calendar

The calendar below includes positive psychology conferences and workshops.  Some are only open to MAPP graduates, but most  are open to the public.

Upcoming events

    • 18 May 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • AnyMeeting Webinar: The link to join will be sent to those that register

    Positive Experiential Cartography: Mapping Wellbeing through the Study of 'UIntranslatable' words

    Tim Lomas, PhD.

    Linguistic systems function like maps in that they enable people to appraise and navigate their experiential world. However, languages map the world in different ways, generating variation in the way that people experience and concetualise life. These differences are revealed most starkly in so-called untranslatable words, i.e., those which lack an exact translation in another language. From a psychological perspective, such words are informative as they denote 'regions' of the world that a given language has overlooked or not charted in particular detail. By engaging with such words, our understanding of the world may be enriched accordingly. This talk discusses a project to create a 'positive cross-cultural lexicography' of untranslatable words pertaining to wellbeing. It furthermore outlines the beginnings of an overarching cartographic theory of wellbeing based on this evolving lexicography.


      Tim Lomas, PhD. is a lecturer in the Positive Psychology Program at the University of East London and co-author of Second Wave Positive Psychology: Embracing the Dark Side of Life. His newest book is The Positive Power of Negative Emotions: How Harnessing Your Darker Feelings Can Help You See a Brighter Dawn. http://www.drtimlomas.com/

      Registration is free for Supporting and Lifetime members of the MAPP Alumni Association.  

      Registration for Basic members costs $20.  Want to get this webinar for free?   You can pay the $40 dues now to become a supporting member. You'll get free registration for this webinar and for other continuing education webinars coming up in the next 12 months.  

      Registration for the general public costs $25.

      • 28 Oct 2017
      • 8:00 AM
      • 29 Oct 2017
      • 4:00 PM
      • Huntsman Hall, especially Ambani Auditorium

      Hold the Date for 
      the 2017 MAPP Summit 

      October 28 - 29, 2016

      The MAPP Summit is an opportunity for the MAPP community to join the current class and enjoy a weekend of new ideas, intellectual stimulation, and social connection.

      The summit will include a reception, a poster session and guest speakers to be determined.

      Guests of MAPPsters will be welcome again this year.

      The rates are not yet determined.  There will be an early bird rate through September 30, and well as guest rates.  Watch this space as they are determined.

      The early bird rate for MAPP alumni through September 30 is $149.  Starting October 1, the regular $169 rate applies. For alumni who wish to bring a guest, the registration rates are:

      • Early bird:  $___ (alum) + $___ (guest) = $___
      • Regular:  $___ (alum) + $___ (guest) = $___
      • MAPP TAs pay the same prices for guest registrations though their own registrations are complimentary.

      The MAPP Fete 2017, an event completely organized and separately presented by MAPP Alumni, will take place the day before the MAPP Summit -- Friday October 27.   The call for registration for that event will be coming soon.  Remember that you need to register independently for both events.

      We will provide information about block hotel rates for the MAPP Summit and Fete later.

      **Credit for the photos: Daniel Burke. Other pictures of the 2015 summit can be ordered from here.

    Past events

    21 Mar 2017 Scott Sonenshein on: The Science of Being Resourceful: Success and Achievement by Making the Most of What You Have
    02 Mar 2017 Measuring the Health and Well-Being of Populations through Social Media with Johannes Eichstaedt, PhD candidate
    26 Jan 2017 Encouraging Generalization from Success Using a Directed Abstraction Writing Intervention with Pete Zunick, PhD Candidate
    17 Nov 2016 Hope as a shared resource: The case of the 1972 plane crash in the Andes with Spencer Harrison, PhD
    27 Oct 2016 Applied Compassion: Beyond Warm and Fuzzy - Overcoming Obstacles, Encountering Shadows with Monica Worline PhD
    21 Oct 2016 MAPP Fete Social 2016
    22 Sep 2016 Respect at Work with Kristie Rogers PhD
    18 Aug 2016 Heroic Humility: How Humble Models Can Contribute to Better Relationships and a More Civil Political Process with Everett Worthington PhD
    25 Jul 2016 Applied CAVE: Assessing Explanatory Style through Content Analysis of Verbatim Explanations with Greg Quinting, PhD
    30 Jun 2016 Primal World Beliefs: Mapping a Final Frontier of the Cognitive Revolution Finds that Safety is Not Enough with Jer Clifton
    19 May 2016 The Impact of Spirituality and Meditation on Health - Amy Wachholtz, Ph.D., M.Div., MS
    21 Apr 2016 Sustainable Work - Mari Kira, PhD
    17 Mar 2016 New Science of Compassion in Organizations - Monica Worline, PhD
    18 Feb 2016 The Benefits of Feedback For Creative Work and The Principles For Giving Feedback For Creativity ~ Spencer Harrison
    10 Dec 2015 Applying Insights into Learning from Success: The LiftExchange.com Application ~ Ryan Quinn (12-10-15)
    05 Nov 2015 Insights into Learning from Success: Appreciative Inquiry and the Genetic Algorithm ~ Ryan Quinn (11/5/15)
    16 Oct 2015 MAPP Fete Social
    16 Oct 2015 MAPP Alumni Fete 2015
    17 Sep 2015 Boost Strength and Resilience by Cultivating Positive Identities ~ Jane Dutton (9/17/15)
    23 Jul 2015 Change the Music, Change the Dance ~ Bob Quinn (7/23/15)
    26 Jun 2015 IPPA Gathering
    18 Jun 2015 The Power of Being Present ~ Mel Rudd (6/18/15)
    04 Jun 2015 Positive Guidance ~ Jolanta Burke (6/4/15)
    22 Apr 2015 Positive Leadership Game ~ Gretchen Spreitzer
    02 Apr 2015 The benefits of frequent wellbeing assessments by Aaron Jarden
    15 Jan 2015 Science of Human Values ~ Dr. Mark Konty
    12 Dec 2014 How to be a good listener ~ Kate Muir
    18 Oct 2014 MAPP Summit 2014
    17 Oct 2014 MAPP Fete Dinner
    17 Oct 2014 MAPP Alumni Fete 2014
    10 Oct 2014 Traits are only a Sliver of Who We Are ~ Todd Kashdan
    12 Sep 2014 Large Scale Change at the Level of Communities, States, and Nations ~ with Clare Huntington
    05 Jul 2014 Applied Positive Psychology for Coaching, Leadership and Business
    27 Jun 2014 The Power of Positive Emotions and Love: How a Positive Attitude can change your Life
    13 Jun 2014 MAPP CPE: Raising Achievement By Promoting Adaptive Beliefs by Jacquie Beaubien
    12 Jun 2014 Wellbeing and Public Policy
    06 May 2014 A Dose of Positive Psychology for Psychiatry
    02 Apr 2014 Happiness at Work: Measure it for Success
    24 Mar 2014 Exploring the Role of Environmental Coherence in the Experience of Meaning - Samantha Heintzelman
    11 Feb 2014 Positive Diversity by Donna Hemmert
    14 Jan 2014 Profit from the Positive Webinar
    09 Jan 2014 Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Positive Psychology
    12 Dec 2013 Psychological Barriers to Success for Students by Carissa Romero
    04 Dec 2013 Join the Firestarter movement: Help create a MAPP superorganism
    07 Nov 2013 Positive Diversity by Donna Hemmert
    30 Oct 2013 Improv for the Business Stage by Kat Koppett
    26 Oct 2013 MAPP Summit 2013
    25 Oct 2013 MAPP Alumni Fete 2013
    01 Oct 2013 How Understanding Lawyer Personalities Can Help Coaches, Colleagues, and Co-Habitors By Larry Richard
    29 Sep 2013 MAPP Firestarter Meetup - Boston Area
    27 Sep 2013 Harvard Coaching Conference
    26 Sep 2013 MAPP Firestarter Meetup Online
    12 Sep 2013 MAPP Firestarter Meetup - Carolinas
    30 Jul 2013 MAPP Firestarter Meetup - NYC Area
    30 Jul 2013 Build Buzz for your Business by Leslie Hughes
    21 Jul 2013 MAPP Firestarter Meetup - DC Area
    29 Jun 2013 MAPP Firestarter Meetup at IPPA - Lunch
    27 Jun 2013 IPPA Third World Congress
    26 Jun 2013 MAPP Firestarter Meetup at IPPA (cocktails & dinner)
    18 Jun 2013 MAPP Firestarter Meetup Online
    19 Jun 2013 Happiness and its Causes
    22 May 2013 The 2nd International Conference on Positive Psychology in the Czech Republic (CPPC 2013)
    17 May 2013 1st International Conference on Positive Psychology in Poland
    25 Apr 2013 Work and Well-being
    25 Apr 2013 National Convention on Positive Psychology
    12 Apr 2013 Living and Leading to Well-being Conference
    04 Apr 2013 MAPP Firestarter
    09 Nov 2012 Second China International Conference on Positive Psychology
    20 Oct 2012 MAPP Summit 2012
    19 Oct 2012 MAPP Alumni Fete
    20 Jul 2012 Canadian Positive Psychology Association Conference
    12 Jun 2012 Adam Grant Webinar: Rings of Reciprocity
    28 Apr 2012 Applications of Narrative Therapy by Margarita Tarragona
    22 Oct 2010 MAPP Summit 2010
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