GCPPA has formally renamed as Global Chinese Psychology Association (GCPA)
GCPPA Bring Positive Psychology to the Community
Professor Martin Seligman and President Timothy So featured in the New York Times!
Positive Paperbacks edited by GCPPA to be published by Cheers Publishing and GCPPA!
President Timothy So joins International Journal of Wellbeing’s Editorial BoardAll News
Global Chinese Psychology Association
In 2015, Global Chinese Positive Psychology Association (GCPPA) has formally renamed as Global Chinese Psychology Association (GCPA), to reflect the increasing diversity of membership, with the aim to link all Chinese psychologists across the globe and encourage scientific research and application of psychology to provide reliable services and information to a wide variety of public sectors, educations and private corporations, ultimately improving psychological well-being in the general population.
Recently, GCPPA members Edmond Chan, Danny Chow, Winifred Mark and Elena Kwong and GCPPA president Timothy So gave a stab at bringing positive psychology and community service together. 4 of their proposals on the promotion of positive psychology to the Li Ka Shing Fund’s Love Ideas Hong Kong have passed the competitive first-round selection and are in the final round of public voting and really need your support. The Li Ka Shing Fund is a charity fundfounded by entrepreneur Li Ka Shing. This
year, the Fund has organized Love Ideas Hong Kong to provide financial support to creative, young people who want to give back to society and help those in need.
Please support us by voting between 13/6/2011 – 3/7/2011 and help us bring positive psychology to the community! Below are the descriptions of our proposals.
Please click the following links for more detail and vote for those proposal:
香港幸福相簿literally("Hong Kong Wellbeing Photo Album")
Little Dream Lighters
Prof. Seligman was featured in the New York Times last month, where he discussed his new book Flourish and his views on whether happiness is ‘overrated’. He points out that nowadays a lot of people pursue things that bring them no positive emotion, but a feeling of accomplishment, and that, too, is important if one wants to flourish.
Research by GCPPA President Timothy So, and GCPPA’s Advisory Board member, Felicia Huppert of over 23 European countries produced findings that echoed Prof. Seligman’s view that meaningful relationships and accomplishment are crucial to wellbeing. In fact, their measurement of wellbeing (i.e. flourishing) is claimed by Prof. Seligman in the interview and also in an entire book chapter of Flourish, as "the best gauge so far of flourishing".
2 more books will be published by Cheers Publishing – Happiness: Lessons from a New Science by GCPPA Advisory Board Member Prof. Richard Layard and The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor. Both books will be included in the Wellbeing Series for which chief editing will be conducted by GCPPA’s president Timothy So.
In The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor (Harvard Lecturer & founder of corporate strategy firm Good Think Inc.) and thousands of Fortune 500 executives in 42 countries shows us from experience and solid research how happiness is the foundation for achievement. Furthermore, there are methods to channel this positivity into potential, tested across countries and contexts.
In Happiness: Lessons from a New Science, readers will view western consumerism culture and present economic policies through the eyes of an outstanding economist, Lord Professor Richard Layard of London School of Economics, and how, paradoxically, these economic policies actually reduce some factors conducive to happiness.
The International Journal of Wellbeing (IJW)
was launched on 31st January, 2011. The IJW represents a bringing-together of economics, psychology and philosophy, in the study of wellbeing. It also provides a platform for a joining of minds across the globe. However its most significant, pioneering feature is the joining of academic research and the general public – any reader has full online access to IJW! What’s more, our president Timothy So will be joining the IJW as a member of the editorial board.