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ISQOLS Psychology of Wellbeing: Webinar 2, "Effects of Objective Reality on Wellbeing"

  • 8 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 2: Tuesday, March 8th 2022, 10-11:30 am (EST)

Effects of Objective Reality on Wellbeing

This webinar will cover the following topics:

Effects of Technological, Economic, Political, and Socio-Cultural Factors: We will discuss research related to technological effects on wellbeing; economic effects, political effects, and socio-cultural effects.

Effects of Resources: We will discuss research related to the effects of time, money, and income/wealth on wellbeing.

Effects of Demographic Factors: We will discuss research related to the well-being outcomes as predicted from age; gender; marital status, family composition, and family life cycle; ethnicity and minority status; education; and other demographic variables.

Effects of Personal and Consumption Activities: We will discuss research related to wellbeing theories involving personal activities as well as the wellbeing effects of specific personal activities.

Effects of Biology, Drugs, Life Events, and the Environment: We will discuss research related to the effects of biology, health, drugs and substance abuse, life events, and the physical environment.


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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