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ISQOLS Psychology of Wellbeing: Webinar 4, "Effects of Subjective Reality on Wellbeing"

  • 22 Mar 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 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 4: Tuesday, March 22nd  2022, 10-11:30 am (EST)

Effects of Subjective Reality on Wellbeing

This webinar will cover the following topics:

Effects of Personality: We will discuss research related to the influence of personality traits and theories of how personality influences wellbeing.

Effects of Affect and Cognition: We will discuss research related to mood, causal attribution, appraisals, meaning of life, habituation, cognitive frames, and cognitive outlooks.

Effects of Beliefs and Values: We will discuss research related to generalized beliefs and personal values.

Effects of Goals: We will discuss research related to goal valence; goal expectancy; goal implementation; and goal progress, attainment, and nonattainment.

Effects of Needs and Need Satisfaction: We will discuss concepts and theories related to this topic.

Effects of Self-concept: We will discuss research related to self-concept theory and the effects of various self-concept dimensions. 

Effects of Social Comparisons: We will discuss wellbeing impact of social comparison and motivational sources.


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.

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