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ISQOLS Psychology of Wellbeing: Webinar 10 "Theories and Models of Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health"

  • 3 May 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 10: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022, 10-11:30 am (EST)

Theories and Models of Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health

This webinar will cover the following topics:

Integrative Models of Wellbeing: We will discuss research related to integrative models such as livability theory, capability theory, stocks and flows, quality of the person/environment, homeostatically protected mood, bi-directional spillover model, psychology of personal projects and the social ecoology of flourishing, the psychology of quality of life, and positive balance.

Public Policy Issues Related to Wellbeing: We will discuss reseach related to topics such as why is the science of wellbeing important to public policy, insifficieny of current indicators, why subjective wellbeing is beneficial to society, the afforability and progress of wellbeing indicators as national accounts.

Philosophical Issues Related to Wellbeing: We will discuss research related to why happiness maximization is not enough, the shortfall of happiness research at the country level, the need to conjoin subjective aspects of quality of life with objective conditions, conjoining personal happiness with objective/macro-level indicators of societal wellbeing, wellbeing and pluralism in science and philosophy, and integrating philosophical and psychological perspectives of wellbeing.


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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Quality-of-Life Studies

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Gilbert, Arizona, 85299, USA


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