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Welcome to the website
of the Czech Positive Psychology Centre!


The Czech Positive Psychology Centre (CPPC) was established in 2008 in reaction to the ENPP demand for promoting positive psychology in Europe.
The activities provided by the CPPC (conferences, workshops,
seminars, lectures, research, international cooperation) are open to all professionals and students interested in positive psychology.
One of the feature activities of the Centre was co-organizing a Symposium on Positive Psychology with Martin Seligman which took place in Prague in June 2010.

The CPPC was also the main organizer of the 1st Czech Positive Psychology Conference CPPC 2012 and it is co-organizer of the 2nd International Conference on Positive Psychology in the Czech Republic (CPPC 2013).

All colleagues interested in the international cooperation in research, teaching and/or application of positive psychology are warmly welcome!


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The first Swiss Conference on Hope will be held at University of Bern Switzerland, on Monday September 7th, 2015.
See more information and program here.
Flyer to download:

The 4th IPPA World Congress Program Posted!

See more at the IPPA Congress website!


Invitation to multinational research on well-being

On behalf of Helena Águeda Marujo, PhD  (Lisbon University, Portugal) we cordially invite you to take part in two international studies on Well-being.
The studies are being conducted in 9 countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece,  Israel, Poland,  Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland) and we need to gather data in these countries as soon as possible.
Please help us through answering the questionnaire in your own language and spreading the two following links among others!

Study One: Life Style and Well-being
Study Two: Physical Activity and Well-being

We appreciate your effort to support science of positive psychology.
Thank you!



Let us cordially invite you to the lecture of British positive psychologist Bridget Grenville-Cleave, MAPP, which will be held on Wednesday April 22nd, 2015 at 10:50 at Dept. of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno.
Abstract: In this lecture we will briefly explore the theory and evidence underpinning the need for teaching and training resilience techniques in children and adults as well as practice some of the key skills individually, in pairs and small groups. Reference will be made to the award-winning Bounce Back resilience program for K-Y8 and Action for Happiness’s resilience and well-being programme for business managers, 'Doing Well from the Inside Out’.


The deadline to submit the abstract for IPPA Congress 2015 has been extended to January 31st, 2015!
For more information, or to submit an abstract, visit: www.ippanetwork.org/wcpp2015/cfp


December 2014:
IPPA Congress 2015 - Call for proposals is now open!
The International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) is seeking proposals for presentations at the Fourth World Congress on Positive Psychology, which will be held June 25 - 28, 2015 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Historically, the World Congress has been the largest gathering of positive psychology researchers, practitioners and students, offering an unparalleled opportunity to share your work with colleagues from around the globe. IPPA is seeking proposals for presentations and posters that will introduce research, ideas, applications, and insights to our field. The submission deadline is January 15, 2015. For submission guidelines and other details visit: http://www.ippanetwork.org/wcpp2015/cfp


November 2014:
18.11.2014: Symposium on Hope, Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts, Brno, the Czech Republic
Alena Slezackova: "Hope as an subject of scientific research: What did the results of Czech studies reveal?"
Klara Benesova, Monika Kupcova, Lenka Vildova, Kitti Farkasova, Alena Slezackova & Tatiana Malatincova: "Hope for the next generation: The psychosocial context of hope in children aged 8-12 years"
Katarina Millova: "It is worth to be an active child: What are the predictors of hope in childhood and adolescence?"
Daniel Vodrazka: "Students give hope: Presentation of students non-profit organisation Mission of Hope"
Alena Slezackova: "How to maintain a hopeful attitude to life?"

October 2014:
Explore the new IPPA website and get more information about the Fourth World Congress on Positive Psychology which will be held in Florida, USA
in June 2015!


July 2014:

Many thanks to the organisers of the 7th European Conference on Positive Psychology  held in Amsterdam!
The ECPP 2014 was great event, everything was going smoothly and the scientific program was excellent.
Looking forward to the 8th ECPP congress in Angers, France, in 2016!

June 2014:

The Academic Centre for Positive Psychology ACPP, affiliated to the Dept. of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno, was established in June 1st, 2014.
The aim of the Centre is to promote research in positive psychology and develop international academic collaboration.
English version of the ACPP website coming soon.


April 2014: 

Registration for the 7th European Conference on Positive Psychology ECPP held in Amsterdam in July 2014 is now open!
Kindly visit:

March and April 2014:

Set of invited lectures of representatives of European positive psychology held at Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno:

15.-16.4. 2014:
Ricado Arguis Rey & Silvie H. Paniello (Teachers’ Centre “Juan de Lanuza” of Zaragoza, Spain):
"Positive Education: Promoting Learning and Happiness in the Classrooms" (Lecture)
"Happy Classrooms. The Cultivation of Mindfulness and Character Strengths in Educational Settings"
See more
here and here

Andreas Krafft (University of St. Galen, Switzerland): "Management of Innovation and Personal Wellbeing" (Lecture)
"Hope and Positive Attributes – Towards creating our best future" (Workshop)
See more
here and here

Philip Streit (Institut für Kind, Jugend und Familie, Graz, Austria): "Positive Psychology Interventions for Therapy, Counseling, Coaching and Leadership" (Lecture)
"Positive Psychology Interventions for Therapy, Counseling, Coaching and Leadership" (Workshop)
See more


August 2013:

Martin Seligman, Mihályi Csikszentmihályi, Robert Biswas-Diener and Barbara Fredrickson in central Europe in 2014!
For more information about the lectures and workshops click here.

June, 2013:

We thank to all invited speakers and participants of the CPPC 2013 conference for their significant contribution to high professional level of the event and friendly atmosphere.
Photos taken during the conference and video records of the keynote lectures will be uploaded on the conference website soon.


May, 2013:

Date of the 2nd International Conference on Positive Psychology in the Czech Republic (CPPC 2013) is approaching!
The Scientific Program, detailed guidelines for oral and poster presentations, and other useful information are available at

November, 2012:

Registration and Abstract submission for the 2nd International Conference on Positive Psychology in the Czech Republic (CPPC 2013) is now open!
Please visit: http://www.cppc2013.eu/en/

July, 2012:


The International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) has announced the launch of six new divisions for researchers and practitioners interested in the fields of Basic Research, Clinical Psychology, Coaching, Education, Health, and Organizations.
For anyone interested in the application of positive psychology in a particular field, these IPPA divisions present an exciting opportunity.
Participation in IPPA divisions is open to any Association member with an interest in these topics.
If you're not yet a member, we invite you to join IPPA today and get involved immediately in the important work of these divisions!

To read more about the new IPPA divisions and to learn how you can get involved (including how to become an IPPA member), visit http://www.ippanetwork.org/about/ippa_divisions/.

IPPA was founded in 2007 with the mission to promote the science of positive psychology and its research-based applications and has attracted thousand of members from many professions and more than 70 countries.  For more information about the Association, please visit http://www.ippanetwork.org/about_ippa/.