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December 1, 2014


ISQOLS 13th Conference

October 15-17, 2015

Phoenix, Arizona, USA




Article: The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis



The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis

This summer, a friend called in a state of unhappy perplexity. At age 47, after years of struggling to find security in academia, he had received tenure. Instead of feeling satisfied, however, he felt trapped. He fantasized about escape. His reaction had taken him by surprise. It made no sense. Was there something wrong with him? I gave him the best answer I know. I told him about the U-curve.





Latest Article Alert from Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice

Differences in psychological and affective well-being between physicians and resident physicians: Does high and low self-regulation capacity matter?

Simon CR, Durand-Bush N

Psychology of Well-Being 2014, 4 :19 (15 October 2014)

Abstract | Full Text | PDF | PubMed

International Master on Measuring Well-Being: Second Edition

Registration is now open for the second edition of 2° level Master “QoLexity, Measuring, Monitoring and Analysis of Quality of Life and its Complexity”, at the University of Florence Department of Statistics, Informatics, Applications “G. Parenti”.

Defining, monitoring ,measuring and analyzing the quality of life in quantitative terms: this is the goal of the master, resulting of an agreement between the University of Florence and the Italian National Institute of Statistics (Istat), as a follow up of the
project “BES: Equitable and Sustainable Wellbeing in Italy”.

The Master aims at developing new skills in managing statistics at analytical, management and communication level, summarizing the recent debate on the topic. As the task to measure quality of life and well-being is a complex one, a multidisciplinary approach will be adopted.

The Master is going to last 12 months; classes will begin on January 2015.
Applications for admission may be submitted until December 10, 2014.

More information by consulting the attached flier as well as the site
of the University of Florence

International Forum: “Sustainability of Well-being”

2015: Food for sustainability and not just food
4-6 June 2015 – Florence (Italy)


Organized by
Simone Cesaretti Foundation, UniCeSV-University of Florence and CeSET
within the official activities for EXPO2015

With the support of the Regione Toscana and Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze

The First edition of the Florence SWIF will focus on a multidisciplinary approach for the analysis of well-being sustainability in relation to the food sector and it will be held in Florence on 4-6 June 2015 as one of the official Expo2015 events.

You are invited to submit a contribution in the form of a short paper (maximum length is 25.000 characters -including spaces and references) to be selected for presentation and publication in the proceedings (with pending Scopus and ISI indexing) and in special issues of indexed journals.

The Forum will host an opening plenary session with the contribution of Jean-Paul Fitoussi and the participation of high level representatives in the fields of ethics, business, labour and governance followed by parallel sessions with specific topics related to Life Styles, Environment, Territory and Wine. The full list of topics and sessions can be found here:

– Submission of short papers: January 31, 2015
– First registration: March 1, 2015

Conference Secretariat:

Simone Cesaretti Foundation
Via dello Studio n° 5
50122 – Firenze
Conference e-mail:

November 14, 2014

Applied Research in Quality of Life, Vol. 9, Issue 4

Applied Research in Quality of Life. Volume 9 , Issue 4 is now available on SpringerLink.

Quality of Life Research, Vol. 23, Issue 10

Quality of Life Research, Volume 23 Number 10 is now available on SpringerLink.

Conference for Positive Marketing: Call for Collaboration

Your Conference for Positive Marketing

March 25-27, 2015

The marketers that create the greatest good in the world are those that empower and energize their customers, not just in the marketplace, but in their communities and in their lives. Taking that as a cue, the 4th annual Conference for Positive Marketing will be Your Conference for Positive Marketing. With an eye toward being a springboard for collaboration, this conference encourages you to create a program tailored to your interests with sessions designed to foster connections with like-minded people and to facilitate dynamic, productive conversations.

Instead of traditional submissions, we are asking you to – somewhat informally – pitch session themes driven by your expertise and passions. And instead of a traditional peer review process, we are asking all participants and attendees to identify and contribute to relevant session pitches by commenting and voting on them. With a program designed by its participants, Your Conference for Positive Marketing will be relevant and engaging for all attendees.

This conference stands to benefit anyone –practitioner or professor — with an interest in using marketing to improve the world around them. Together we will break down the walls between the ivory towers of academia and the ceaseless demands of the C-suite, between righteous researchers and budding brand managers alike. Our goal is to catalyze connections you might not otherwise make and share your diverse perspectives to help each other see the challenges and opportunities of positive marketing in a whole new light. Whether you are a professor, a practitioner, or are simply passionate about using marketing positively, this is your conference.

To start, visit





Social Indicators Research, Vol. 119, Issue 3

Social Indicators Research, Volume 119 , Issue 3 is now available on SpringerLink.


New Springer Books

Medicine, Health and Quality of Life

Guide to Assessment Scales in Parkinson’s Disease Martinez-Martin, Pablo; Rodriguez-Blazquez, Carmen; Forjaz, Maria João; Chaudhuri, Kallol Ray


Social Sciences, Quality of Life Research

Child Street Life
Book Series: SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research Lieten, G.K.; Strehl, Talinay

End-of-Life Care in Cardiovascular Disease
Editor/s: Goodlin, Sarah J.; Rich, Michael W.

Faith from a Positive Psychology Perspective
Miller-Perrin, Cindy; Krumrei Mancuso, Elizabeth

Litigating the Rights of the Child
Editor/s: Liefaard, Ton; Doek, Jaap E.

Proceedings of the Colloquium on Administrative Science and Technology
Editor/s: Hashim, Rugayah; Abdul Majeed, Abu Bakar

Re-Thinking Organic Food and Farming in a Changing World
Book Series: The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics, Vol. 22
Editor/s: Freyer, Bernhard; Bingen, Jim

Systemic Ethics and Non-Anthropocentric Stewardship
Book Series: Contemporary Systems Thinking McIntyre-Mills, Janet

The Nature of Children’s Well-Being
Book Series: Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research, Vol. 9
Editor/s: Bagattini, Alexander; Macleod, Colin


Social Sciences (general)

Handbook of Neuroethics
Editor/s: Clausen, Jens; Levy, Neil

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