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The Varieties of Self-Transcendence: The Good and the Bad

The Varieties of Self-Transcendence: The Good and the Bad

President’s Report for the Positive Living Newsletter (January 2017). Read the rest of the newsletter here. Recently, I have touted the benefits of self-transcendence (ST) in several publications (e.g., Wong, 2016a, b). Since all things exist...

Mapping the Contour of Second Wave Positive Psychology (PP 2.0)

Mapping the Contour of Second Wave Positive Psychology (PP 2.0)

President's Report for the Positive Living Newsletter (September 2016). Read the rest of the newsletter here. The 9th Biennial International Meaning Conference has come and gone, leaving behind many lasting memories and a rich reservoir of ideas for research and...

A Perfect Storm is Coming to the Meaning Conference

A Perfect Storm is Coming to the Meaning Conference

President's Report for the Positive Living Newsletter (May 2016). Read the rest of the newsletter here.   I am most pleased to report that things are going very well with our conference planning. First, we have gathered a very large group...

New Developments in Second Wave Positive Psychology

New Developments in Second Wave Positive Psychology

Since my last President’s report, many exciting things have happened, reflecting the growth and impact of INPM’s mission. The first is that, finally, INPM’s family of websites (www.meaning.ca, http://www.existentialpsychology.org, and www.inpm.org) will be...

Gratitude and Hope

Gratitude and Hope

My heart is full of gratitude and hope as we enter a new year. In many ways, 2015 has been a breakthrough year for INPM, and I trust that in 2016, we will build on the successes of last year and reach another milestone. In December, I had the...

INPM Starts a New Chapter

INPM Starts a New Chapter

The inception of the International Network on Personal Meaning (INPM) was as audacious as the start-up of a new business venture, with nothing more than a dream and passion. In those early days, fearless of obstacles and failures, I forged ahead with all I...

Why INPM Matters for the 21st Century

Why INPM Matters for the 21st Century

In writing this annual report, I realized with greater clarity than ever before why INPM matters for the 21st century. At this point in history, INPM is riding the crest of a wave, not because of its size or legacy, but because of its vision...

Creating the Second Wave of Positive Psychology

Creating the Second Wave of Positive Psychology

Together, we continue to make progress in our mission – we are contributing to the second wave of positive psychology with meaning as its core construct. Since its inception, INPM has advocated the Big-Tent approach through its Meaning...

From INPM to the Decade of Meaning: Expanding Visions

From INPM to the Decade of Meaning: Expanding Visions

This new year promises to be an exciting year for INPM. I will highlight a few new developments here as opportunities for our meaning partners. The following diagram represents my expanding visions of the ever-evolving INPM. This is a living...

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