Institute of Positive Psychology and Education’s (IPPE) Professor Joseph
Ciarrochi, will be co-presenting a session at the Australian
Psychological Society (APS) research conference held in NSW Parliament House entitled ‘Psychological change across
the lifespan’ at 1.50pm today.
IPPE seeks to inform
public policy at NSW Parliament House
National Psychology Week, 9-15 November 2014, is an
Australian Psychological Society (APS) initiative which aims to increase public
awareness of how psychology can help people and communities lead healthier,
happier, and more meaningful lives.
The Sydney branch of APS is hosting a research conference at
NSW Parliament House on Tuesday 11 November, 2014. The audience will include
mental health practitioners, the general public, and the media, as well as
members of Parliament during their breaks. The Institute of Positive Psychology
and Education’s (IPPE) Professor Joseph Ciarrochi will be co-presenting a
session entitled ‘Psychological change across the lifespan’ at 1.50pm.
Professor Ciarrochi argues, “Science has taught us so much
about how to help people develop healthy habits and well-being, and yet this
science is rarely getting converted into practice. I hope to bring some of the
most important findings to the attention of members of Parliament, the public,
and the press.”
Professor Ciarrochi is a leading academic at IPPE, and will
be showcasing his research on identifying character strengths that promote
social, emotional, and physical well-being, and performance. He has published
over 100 scientific journal articles and many books, including the best-selling,
Get out of your mind and into your life teens, and the widely acclaimed,
Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Positive Psychology: the Seven Foundations of
Well-Being. His newly released book—Weight Escape--applies
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to promoting positive health behaviour and
To see more information on the National Psychology Week
Research Conference, or to register, please follow this link.