David Cooperrider Receives Double Honors at the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology
Posted 7.20.17Cooperrider named Scientific Fellow and honored for his founding theory of Appreciative Inquiry
The Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology this month, held July 13-16 in Montréal, Québec, demonstrated itself to be the premier event to share progress in the science of positive psychology. New for the Fifth World Congress was a series of "Founders’ Symposia" honoring some of the key founders of the field.
As Barbara Fredrickson, the president of the 2017 World Congress writes: “Founders’ Symposia are curated by the most eminent scholars in our field – Martin Seligman, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and David Cooperrider. Each influential researcher shared the big stage with a hand-picked set of early-career scientists whose voices and work they felt should be known by all."
David Cooperrider, a CWRU Distinguished University Professor and Weatherhead's Fairmount Santrol - David L. Cooperrider Professor in Appreciative Inquiry, held a founder's symposium featured a lineup of all Weatherhead graduates or PhDs in the making: Lindsey Godwin; Igancio Pavez; and Linda Robson (all PhD grads in Organizational Behavior) and Robert Easton a current Doctor of Management student and head of Accenture, Australia.
One of the additional highlights of the World Congress on Positive Psychology was the awards ceremony on July 14, 2017, where Cooperrider was awarded the title of Fellow of the worldwide association. The aim of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) Fellows Program is to confer the title of Fellow on scholars "who have contributed most significantly to the scientific advancement of knowledge in within the field of positive psychology."
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