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






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


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


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


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


Quality-of-Life Related News, Links, Resources


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


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


• 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.


 "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/


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.