The concept of second wave positive psychology (PP2.0) has been in the literature since Wong (2011). Recently, empirical support for the importance of integrating negatives and positives has been reported (Ivtzan, Lomas, Hefferon, & Worth, 2015; Kashdan & Biswas-Diener, 2014). One of the aims of the PP2.0
Summit at the International Meaning Conference 2016 is to explore the scope and contours of PP2.0 as a new framework for expanding positive psychology research and positive interventions.
For the time being, the principles of PP2.0 (found in “How to be Successful”) should be sufficient as a guide for graduate students to submit an entry. Submissions may be based on empirical research, theoretical formulation, or clinical case studies, as long as they are related to any of these principles, which are informed by humanistic values, existential insights, and ancient cultural wisdom. Submissions do not have to fall into one of these seven areas. The key component of PP2.0 is that the positive function or outcome must involve some elements of the dialectic principle (see #2).
All graduate students are invited to submit their papers. Papers must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 11:59 PM on April 30, 2016. Each paper must either be authored by (1) one graduate student OR (2) one graduate student as the first author and his/her supervisor as the second author. Students must submit a 1000-word paper with a 200-word abstract.
Awards:- Prizes: 1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500, three honorable mentions get free conference registration (valued at $330)