Institute for Positive Psychology & Education



3 May 2017 – The relationship between a sample of Australian primary student’s beliefs about intelligence and academic achievement: a mindset intervention pilot study – Presented by Mr Kris Wrona, Senior Psychologist, NSW Department of Education


26 April 2017 – Tempting Teacher Training: Factors associated with user engagement in online professional development courses – Presented by Jane Lee, IPPE HDR Student


19 April 2017 –  An introduction to the Australian Data Archive – Presented by Dr Steven McEachern, Director of Australian Data Archive, Australian National University


5 April 2017 – Creating Community Change and Mental Health Promotion – Presented by Nicole Gibson, Founder and CEO of The Rogue & Rouge Foundation and Mental Health Commissioner with the National Mental Health Commission


22 March 2017 – Profiles of aspirations: Predictors and relations to positive functioning – Presented by Emma Bradshaw, IPPE HDR Student


15 March 2017 – Benevolence: Could the need to do good to others be a basic psychological need? – Presented by Dr Frank Martela, University of Helsinki, Finland


8 March 2017 –  Loneliness and Gratitude in Daily Life across the Adult Lifespan – Presented by Dr Helena Cui, School of Psychology, ACU


1 March 2017 – Recent Issues on Passion and Wellbeing – Presented by Professor Robert Vallerand, IPPE


22 February 2017 – Sampling of Recent Substantive/Methodological Synergy Research – Presented by Professor Herbert Marsh, IPPE


15 February 2017 – Moving Research Knowledge Into Action to Enhance Child Health: Pearls and Perils from Action Schools! BC – Presented by Professor Heather McKay, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia


1 February 2017 – Investigation and Contextualisation of Autonomy Supportive and Coercive Parenting – Presented by Jasper Duineveld, IPPE HDR Student


25 January 2017 – Enhancing Adolescent Self-concept, Life Effectiveness and Locus of Control: The Immediate and Lasting Effects of Outdoor Adventure Education – Presented by Mathew Pfeiffer, IPPE HDR Student


2 November 2016 – Hello Sunday Morning: A goal patterns analysis of a social networking site designed to reduce problem drinking – Presented by Ms Emma Bradshaw (IPPE PhD Student)


27 October 2016 – Well-Doing – Personal Projects and the Shape of a Life – Presented by Professor Brian R. Little, University of Cambridge


19 October 2016 – Detect and deliver – using smartphone technologies to improve mental health – Presented by Professor Helen Christensen, Black Dog Institute


12 October 2016 – Exploring the value of implicit measures, using examples from self-concept and mindfulness research – Presented by Dr Leah Kaufmann, School of Psychology, ACU


31 August 2016 – Interventions to improve  children’s reading and language skills – Presented by Professor Charles Hulme; Professor of Psychology at University College London, Professorial Fellow with ACU, School of Psychology – Brisbane


24 August 2016 – Understanding neighbourhood green space and weight status: Evidence from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children- Presented by Mr Taren Sanders, Research Fellow, IPPE  


27 July 2016 — The Framework of Achievement Bests  — Presented by Professor Alexander Yeung (Deputy Director, IPPE), and Associate Professor Huy P Phan and Dr Bing H Ngu (University of New England)


13 July 2016 — Early Career Researcher Forum: Strategies and Tactics for Boosting Your Academic Career — Presented by Jenny-Lee Heylen, Senior Manager Research Development, IPPE


22 June 2016 — Student Evaluations of University Teaching: Recommendations for Policy and Practice — Presented by Professor Herb Marsh, IPPE


15 June 2016 — Domain Specific Physical Activity and Mental Health: The Role of Self-Determined Motivation — Presented by Rhiannon Lee White, IPPE HDR Student


8 June 2016 — Non-cognitive Predictors of Math Achievement in PISA & TIMSS and Cross-cultural Findings with Anchoring Vignettes and Overconfidence — Presented by Professor Lazar Stankov, IPPE and Assoc Professor Jihyun Lee, UNSW


25 May 2016 — ‘SPARK’: A Values Discovery App for Acting on Your Core Values — Presented by Assoc Professor Vijaya Manicavasagar, Black Dog Institute


18 May 2016 — An Information Distortion Model of Social Class Differences in Math Self-Concept, Intrinsic Value, and Utility Value — Presented by Dr Philip Parker, IPPE


4 May 2016 — Transforming Lives and Communities: The Scots College Indigenous Education Program — Dr Anthony Dillon, IPPE and Mr Jonathan Samengo, The Scots College


27 April 2016 — Occupational Therapy Assessment and Indigenous People: The Inclusion of Culture as an Integral Aspect of Comprehensive Assessment — Catherine Pace, IPPE HDR student


13 April 2016 — Mindfulness and Coping With Stress: A Multi-Method Examination — James Donald, IPPE HDR student


30 March 2016 — Relationship Between Teachers’ Interpersonal Style and Student Outcomes in Physical Education — Diego Vasconcellos, IPPE HDR Student


16 March 2016 — From Rewards in the Laboratory to Pay in the Workforce — Professor Ed Deci, Professorial Fellow, IPPE


9 March 2016 — Six Ways to Well-Being: A Behavioural Measure — Geetanjali Basarkod, IPPE HDR Student


2 March 2016 — Behavioural Change in the Unemployed — Darren Coppin, IPPE HDR Student


24 February 2016 — Vocational Interests, Achievement, and Occupational and Academic Choices — Professor Dr Olaf Köller


17 February 2016 — Empathy and Compassion: A New Understanding of Their Roles in Well-Being — Professor Felicia Huppert, IPPE


3 February 2016 — Study of Motivation of Teachers in Hong Kong — Rohan Perera, IPPE HDR Student


3 February 2016 — Active Engagement? The Relationship Between Adolescents’ Physical Activity and School Engagement — Katherine Owen, IPPE HDR Student


9 December 2015 — Do Implicit Malleability Beliefs Buffer the Negative Effects of Low Self-Esteem — James Conigrave, IPPE HDR Student


2 December 2015 — Mindfulness Within the Full Range of Buddhist and Asian Meditative Practices — Professor Geoffrey Samuel


14 October 2015 — Towards a Psychological Atlas of the World — Professor Lazar Stankov, IPPE


7 October 2015 — The Relations Among Academic Motivation, Self-Concept, Aspirations, and Choices: Integrating Expectancy-Value and Academic Self-Concept Theory — Jiesi Guo, PhD Student, IPPE


7 October 2015 — Sports Participation for Adolescents with an Intellectual Disability: An Analysis of Outcomes and Determinants — Nathaniel Kapsal, PhD Student, IPPE


23 September 2015 — Gaining Insight Into Young People’s Responses to Positive Education Using Innovative Multi-Level Methods — Assoc Professor Dianne Vella-Brodrick, University of Melbourne


16 September 2015 — Beyond the Mirror: Factors that Affect Body Image and Its Impact on Well-Being — Geetanjali Basarkod, PhD Student, IPPE


9 September 2015 — A Model of Art Therapy for Aboriginal Children, Within the Preschool — Shiri Hergass, PhD Student, IPPE


2 September 2015 — Imagine: An Adolescent-Led  Intervention to Promote Well-Being in Disadvantaged Schools — Professor Joseph Ciarrochi and Dr Baljinder Sahdra, IPPE


12 August 2015 — Improving Outcomes for Aboriginal People with Cancer — Dr Anthony Dillon (IPPE) and Mr Rajah Supramaniam (Cancer Council NSW)


5 August 2015 — A Reciprocal Effects Model of Children’s Body Fat Self-Concept — Associate Professor Alex C Garn, Louisiana State University


29 July 2015 Cross-Cultural Generalisability of Year in School Effects Professor Herb Marsh, IPPE


22 July 2015 — Mindfulness and Coping With Setbacks: Evidence From Four Studies — James Donald — PhD Student, ANU


15 July 2015 — Racism Against Aborigines: What the Surveys Shows — Dr Anthony Dillon, IPPE


8 July 2015 — When Failure Promotes Growth: A Review of Growth Mindset Research and an Empirical Examination of Growth Mindset Measures — James Conigrave — PhD Student, IPPE


1 July 2015 — ‘The UniWellbeing Course: Improving Students’ Access to Evidence-Based Treatments’ — Dr Vincent Fogliati — eCentreClinic, Macquarie University


24 June 2015 — Cultivating the Heart of Health and Life-Giving Care: The Beginning of a Program of Research and Work — Nickolas Yu and Karen Bowen, Sydney Local Health District


17 June 2015 — Mindfulness and Acceptance Approaches to Athletic Performance — Michael Noetel, PhD Student, IPPE


10 June 2015 — Hard Times: The Effect of the GFC on Multiple Dimensions of Well-Being — Dr Phil Parker, IPPE


3 June 2015 — Is Positive Psychology on a Negative Trajectory? — Darren Coppin, PhD Student, IPPE


27 May 2015 — In the Loop: Identifying and Responding to the Psychosocial Support Needs of Children and Young People When a Loved One is Missing — Elizabeth Davies, PhD Student, IPPE


20 May 2015 — Mindfulness and Motivation: Psychological Flexibility and Autonomous Motivation for Physical Activity — Matt Jenkins, PhD Student, University of Otago, Dunedin


15 April 2015 — Bullies, Victims, and Not-so-innocent Bystanders: Measurement, Psychosocial Correlates, Risk and Protective Factors, and Intervention — Professor Herb Marsh, IPPE


1 April 2015 — ProSocial: An Approach for Building Cooperation and Prosociality in Groups — Dr Paul W. Atkins and Professor Joseph Ciarrochi, IPPE


18 March 2015 — The Development of Academic Performance and Adaptation in the Context of Interpersonal Relations — Adjunct Professor Noona Kiuru, Department of Psychology, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland