Monthly L.I.V.E. (Live Interactive Virtual Event) Lunchtime Seminar Series!
Grab a sandwich (or whatever) and spend your lunch break learning more about various positive psychology topics, free and from the comfort of wherever you want to be (that has a wifi connection)! We invite experts in the field to speak about their areas of expertise and the newest research and applications of these exciting areas of positive psychology. Bring your curiosity, questions and microphones/chat box typing fingers!
L.I.V.E.s are typically held via Zoom. We will aim to record the sessions and post for later viewing if you cannot ‘attend’ live. Recordings from previous L.I.V.E.s can be found on the gallery page.
Weds 28th April, 1-2pm*
‘Positive Psychology Post-Pandemic’
Dr Piers Worth and Dr Matthew Smith
Centre for Positive Psychology
Registration yet to open
*Dr Lucy Ryan will present on ‘positive leadership’ later in October 2021.
Weds xx (tbc) May, 1-2pm
Strengths – ‘Strong is as Strong Does’ (tbc)
Dr Paul Brewerton
Registration yet to open
6th Annual Applied Positive Psychology Symposium –
Postponed Date & Call for Proposals Extended
COVID-19 Update: Due to the ongoing situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Symposium date has been postponed. We are currently exploring options to hold this in September 2021, and we will let everyone know as soon as we have decided. In the meantime, if you would still like to propose something to present, given the uncertain nature of the situation we find ourselves in, the deadline for proposal submissions has been extended indefinitely for now; so please feel free to submit proposals and we will be in touch as soon as we know more abut when the conference will be held.
When: Postponed date TBC, 9.30am – 4.30pm
View last year’s Programme (PDF) to get an idea of the potential format and style of the day
Want to present something?
Want to attend?
Registration is not yet open but will be once we have settled on a postponed date – check back for more information.
About the Symposium
Positive psychology (PP) is a dynamic and fast-growing area that explores leading-edge ideas in the study of wellbeing and optimal human functioning for individuals, groups, communities and organisations – ‘the science of what makes life worth living’. Applied Positive Psychology seeks to turn science into positive action for individuals and the community at large.
The annual UK Applied Positive Psychology Symposium – now in its 6th year and growing steadily every time – brings together students and staff of MAPP (MSc Applied Positive Psychology) and other Positive Psychology courses across the UK and now Ireland as well to share their latest research and applications in this exciting field. Speakers will be students or graduates from the MSc Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) programmes at Bucks New University, Anglia Ruskin University, University of East London, and related courses at the University of Northampton and University College Cork. There are new PP courses and programmes appearing all the time in this growing field, and anyone interested, from any university, profession or discipline, is welcome to attend.
The event will be an opportunity to network with and learn from practitioners, students, and researchers engaged in up-and-coming research and application within the field of positive psychology within the UK.
Who should attend
Anyone with an interest in positive psychology research and applications – all welcome! Others for whom this would be particularly relevant: postgraduate and undergraduate psychology students; clinical practitioners; carers; teachers; coaches. The symposium will be of particular interest to anyone with curiosity about or intention to study on the MSc Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) course.
Bucks Psychologist Newsletter – Autumn/Winter 2019 (Issue 05)
The latest issue (05 – Autumn/Winter 2019) of our Bucks Psychologist Psychology department newsletter is now available, and includes some news from our MAPP staff and students as well as more general departmental news.