First Africa Positive Psychology Conference
4 - 7 April 2018
Potchefstroom
"Embracing well-being in diverse contexts"
Abstract Submission: 15 November 2017
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  • First Africa Positive Psychology Conference
  • 4 - 7 April 2018
  • Potchefstroom
  • "Embracing well-being in diverse contexts"
  • Abstract Submission: 15 November 2017

Conference Invitation

The North-West University, in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg, looks forward to welcoming you to the First Africa Positive Psychology Conference to be held in Potchefstroom, South Africa, from the 4th to the 7th of April 2018.

Under the theme “Embracing well-being in diverse contexts”, our goal is to bring together a diversity of role-players, including scholars and researchers, practitioners, students, and others working in the area of well-being promotion and quality of life enhancement, from the diverse African continent and the rest of the world. Studies in Positive Psychology are multidisciplinary and dynamic in nature and seek to understand and promote psychosocial well-being in various life domains and diverse contexts. It aims to promote holistic well-being, which encompasses subjective (thoughts, feelings and judgement of satisfaction with specific dimensions and domains), and objective (physical resources, employment and income, education, health, and housing) elements at intrapersonal, interpersonal and communal/ societal levels.

This historic conference will be the platform for showcasing scholarship and advances in practice in Africa and the rest of the world. Diverse areas of study will be featured: from cultural and cross-cultural studies to innovative technological interventions, among others. The broad ranging four day schedule includes an emerging scientist programme, pre-conference workshops, keynote and invited presentations by leaders in the field, invited symposia, a meet-the-editor session, as well as a multitude of oral and poster presentations.

Being the inaugural Africa conference, the meeting will establish and launch the Africa Positive Psychology Network (APPN) and the South African Positive Psychology Association (SAPPA). These bodies will become the custodians of the promotion of science, teaching and practice of positive psychology (PP) on the African continent.

We look forward to welcoming you, in Potchefstroom, to this historic event which promises to be a truly vibrant and engaging space for both academics and practitioners. Potchefstroom is a charming city with an amiable and intimate character, a buzzing community and university life and a friendly hospitality. We hope that the contribution of this initiative will be catalyst for sustained collaborations in and growth of Positive Psychology studies and application in Africa.

 

 

 

Lusilda Schutte, PhD
Conference Chair

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Itumeleng P. Khumalo, PhD
Conference Chair

On behalf of the Local Organising Committee:

  • Marié P. Wissing (Senior advisor)
  • S. (Ian) Rothmann (Senior advisor)
  • Tharina Guse
  • Angelina Wilson
  • Christelle Liversage (Treasurer)
  • Amanda Cromhout (Secretary)
  • Jonathan Klapwijk

 


The First Africa Positive Psychology Conference 2018 will be held in Potchefstroom at the North-West University

The North-West University, in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg, looks forward to welcoming you to the First Africa Positive Psychology Conference to be held in Potchefstroom from the 4th to the 7th of April 2018.

 

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