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ISQOLS Psychology of Wellbeing: Webinar 1, "Introduction to Psychology of Wellbeing"

  • 1 Mar 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
  • online


  • Free for current ISQOLS Members to participate in the webinar. (Participants seeking certification must officially register and enroll. Contact for more info)
  • Non-members are able to participate in the webinar for a fee of $50 USD. (Participants seeking certification must register and enroll. Please contact for more info)

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ISQOLS Psychology of Wellbeing Certification

The Psychology of Wellbeing Certification program involves participating in 10 webinars. ISQOLS Members are allowed the opportunity to view each webinar for FREE; $50 USD for non-members.  (Please note: to become officially certified, participants must officially register. For more details, visit:

WEBINAR 1: Tuesday, March 1st, 2022, 10-11:30 am (EST)

Introduction to Psychology of Wellbeing

This webinar will cover the following topics:

Philosophical Foundations: We will discuss topics such as happiness as both a philosophical and psychological concept, happiness as a strong and universal motive, psychological happiness (hedonic or emotional wellbeing), psychological happiness as positive and negative affect, prudential happiness (life satisfaction or the cognitive component of subjective wellbeing), and perfectionist happiness (eudaimonia or psychological wellbeing).

Definitions, and Measures of Wellbeing: Examples of topics that will b ecovered include subjective vs. objective aspects, inputs vs. outcomes, inner vs. outer aspects,  happiness vs. life satisfaction, subjective wellbeing as an umbrella concept, ontological model of wellbeing, structural model of wellbeing and illbeing, and hierarchical model of wellbeing and illbeing.

Positive Outcomes of Wellbeing: Topic will include wellbeing effects on health;  wellbeing effects on achievement and work; wellbeing effects on social relationships, prosocial behavior, trust, and future happiness; optimal happiness; adaptive functions of happiness; and illbeing.


M. Joseph (Joe) Sirgy is a management psychologist (Ph.D., U/Massachusetts, 1979) and the Virginia Tech Real Estate Professor Emeritus of Marketing at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (USA) and Extraordinary Professor at the WorkWell Research Unit at North West University – Potchefstroom Campus (South Africa). He has published extensively in the area of business ethics and quality of life (QOL). His awards include: International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies’ (ISQOLS’) Distinguished Fellow Award, ISQOLS’ Distinguished QOL Researcher, Academy of Marketing Science’s (AMS) Distinguished Fellow Award, AMS’ Harold Berkman Service Award, Virginia Tech’s Pamplin Teaching Excellence Award/Holtzman Outstanding Educator Award and University Certificate of Teaching Excellence, the EuroMed Management Research Award, and the Macromarketing Society’s Robert W. Nason Award. Best paper awards include articles published in the Journal of Happiness Studies, the Journal of Travel Research, and Applied Research in Quality of Life. His editorial responsibilities include co-founding editor of Applied Research in Quality of Life, editor of the QOL section in the Journal of Macromarketing, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Macromarketing, editor of ISQOLS’/Springer’s book series on International Handbooks in QOL, Community QOL Indicators--Best Cases, Applied Research in QOL--Best Practices, and co-editor of the Springer book series on Human Well-Being and Policy Making.

The International Society for
Quality-of-Life Studies

P.O. Box 118
Gilbert, Arizona, 85299, USA


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