5th European Conference on Positive Psychology, Copenhagen

The 5th European Positive Psychology Conference took place June 23-26 in Copenhagen, Denmark. I’ve written three separate reviews, covering eleven Keynotes, invited speakers, and opening and closing presentations. To read the full reviews, take a look at Positive Psychology News Daily:  part 1, part 2 and part 3.

Part 1:

Keynote 1: Stopping the Insanity: Promoting Positive Mental Health is Sanity in a World Needing Better Mental Health Corey Keyes, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology at Emory University, USA

Corey Keyes

Corey Keyes

Keynote 2: How Positive Emotions Work, and Why – Barbara Fredrickson, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.

Barbara Fredrickson


Part 2

Keynote 1: Occupational Health Psychology: A European Perspective – Wilmar Schaufeli, Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at Utrecht University in The Netherlands.

Professor Wilmar Schaufeli

Wilmar Schaufeli

Keynote 2: Organizing for meaningful engagement: an open and skeptical view on Denmark – Hans Henrik Knoop, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

Associate Professor Hans Henrik Knoop

Hans Henrik Knoop

Invited Speech: The Seriousness and Fun about Humour – Willibald Ruch, Professor of Psychology at University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Professor Willibald Ruch

Willibald Ruch

Part 3

Keynote 1: Why  are the Danes happier than the Dutch? Ruut Veenhoven, Emeritus Professor from Erasmus University in the Netherlands.

Ruut Veenhoven

Ruut Veenhoven


Keynote 2: The Future of Positive Psychology: Promises and Perils – Professor Alex Linley, Centre for Applied Positive Psychology, UK.

Alex Linley

Alex Linley


Closing Speech: What it means to be a good person, a good worker, and a good citizen – Howard Gardner, professor at Harvard University, USA.

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