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The 2016 ISQOLS Annual Conference in Seoul, South Korea was a great success! Read the conference re-cap to see all of the highlights.

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016 ISQOLS AWARD RECIPIENTS!

 

The ISQOLS Awards 2016 presented at the awards ceremony in Seoul, South Korea were:

 

Betterment for the Human Condition Award: Halloran Philanthropies

For Substantial Contributions to the Use of Quality of Life Research in Developing and Implementing Programs to Enhance Human Well-Being Worldwide

 

• Harry and Kay Halloran, founders and chairs of Halloran Philanthropy

• Joseph "Tony" Carr, President, Halloran Philanthropies

• Audrey Selian, Senior Development Officer, Halloran Philanthropies

Distinguished Service Award:Graciela Tonon

Distinguished Service Award: Rhonda Phillips

Distinguished Service Award: Prof. Valerie Moller

Research Fellow Award: Prof. Jan Delhey

Applied Research in Quality of Life Best Paper Award of 2015  "Well-Being Distribution in the Globalization Era: 30 Years of Convergence, Vol 10(1), 123-140." Vanesa Jordá, José María Sarabia

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Did you know that the Applied Research in Quality of Life Journal (ARQOL) is the official journal for ISQOLS?

Applied Research in Quality of Life Volume 11 Number 3 is available online, with 24 articles ready to download! Click here to access: http://link.springer.com/journal/11482/11/3/page/1

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ISQOLS Monthly Member Highlight

Each month, ISQOLS will highlight one of its outstanding members.

The September 2016 Member Highlight is: Tithi Bhatnagar

Click here to read more about her QOL research.

Click here to see all member highlights

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September Discussion Topic: Subject: A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier. Read and post your thoughts! Read the article and post your thoughts on our DISCUSSION GROUP III: HEALTH & WELLBEING

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Quality-of-Life Related News, Links, Resources

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Free webinar this Tuesday  on  Positive Psychology Assessment using the Quality of Life Inventory or QOLI, offered by ISQOLS Member, Michael B. Frisch! This Tuesday [9/27/16] 1:00pm to 2:00pm  Eastern Daylight Time. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

This free webinar on the Quality of Life Inventory or QOLI,  is a brief well-being assessment that can quickly bring positive psychology and well-being  to your therapy or coaching practice. Among other things, the QOLI is sensitive to treatment- or intervention-related change in three NIH-supported studies and predicts university retention one to three years in advance.   It is the primary well-being measure  in  the 12-site Veterans Affairs study of employment counseling for returning veterans [the CSP#589 VIP-STAR study can be found at http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct/show/NCT01817712?order=1 ].   It is part of Quality of Life Therapy, one of five research-supported  approaches featured in the new book, Positive Clinical Psychology published by Wiley-Blackwell.

 The webinar will address:

• Quick and easy ways to add Positive Psychology to your clinical and coaching practice as recommended by Marty Seligman and Ed Diener.

• How the brief measure of positive mental health, the Quality of Life Inventory (QOLI®), can help make your assessments more complete.

• How to quickly access research-supported positive psychology assessments and positive psychology interventions.

• How adding a small piece of Positive Psychology can boost treatment effectiveness and prevent relapse.

• How Positive Psychology can help you develop a coaching practice in which you serve higher functioning individuals withoutDSM® disorders

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New Good Life Index: free access

Dear ISQOLS members, we have published a new research article in World Development which can be accessed for free: Jan Delhey & Leonie C. Steckermeier (2016): The Good Life, Affluence and Self-reported Happiness: Introducing the Good Life Index and Debunking Two Popular Myths

Highlights:

• We propose an individual level Good Life Index, based on Skidelsky and Skidelsky (2013).• This GLI covers health, security, friendship, respect, leisure, and self-development.• Using data from the 2012 EQLS we test and falsify two major claims of the theory.• Europeans’ quality of life is enhanced by national affluence.• The basic goods exert a positive influence on subjective well-being.http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1TcLx,6yxCxITj Anyone who clicks on the link will be taken to the final version of our article on ScienceDirect for free. No sign up or registration is needed - just click and read! Please note that the link is valid until October 15, 2016.

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 "Quality of Life and Spatial Cohesion: interaction of development and well-being in the local context" which I am organizing on behalf of the Central Statistical Office and of the University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, to be held on 17-18 November, 2016, in Warsaw.The conference announcement and the call for papers (submission deadline is 15 October) are on the conference website:  https://qualityoflifeandspatialcohesion.wordpress.com/

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Social Indicators Research. Volume 128 Number 1,  Volume 128 Number 2Volume 128 Number 3,  Volume 129 Number 1 are now available online.

Quality of Life Research.  Volume 25 Number 9,  Volume 25 Number 10 are now available online.

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