On Thursday July 11 and Friday July 12, 2002 The
Institute for the Psychological Sciences will sponsor a conference entitled:
"The Person, The Family and The Flourishing Life: A Psychological
and Sociological Perspective". Reflecting the dignity of the human
person and the needs of our secular society, the focus
of this conference will be on Positive Psychology, which examines
the components of health and goodness in the hope of
facilitating a full, happy life rather than disease and disorder.
The conference will explore the issue of character in
the development of the happy person and the flourishing life.
distinguished presenters and their topics:
Martin Seligman, Ph.D. is the Fox
Leadership Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and
a past-President of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Seligman
will lecture on the topic "Positive Psychology: the Good Life".
Daniel Robinson, Ph.D., Distinguished Research Professor at Georgetown University, Edmund
Campion Distinguished Scholar at the Insitute for the Psychological Sciences,
Faculty Fellow at Oxford University, and Visiting Professor at Princeton
University, will present on "The Person, the Family, and Civic
Alan Carlson, Ph.D. is the Founder of the Howard Center
for Family, Religion and Society. Dr. Carlson will deliver
a lecture entitled "The Autonomous Family and the Good Community".
Blankenhorn, Founder and President of the Institute for American Values,
will present "Fatherhood and its Impact on the Family: a
Hadley Arkes, Ph.D., Edward N. Ney Professor
of Jurisprudence and American Institutions at Amherst University, will address
the topic "Politics: an Irreducible Moral Enterprise".
Following their presentations, Dr.
Seligman and Dr. Robinson will conduct a dialogue on the
theme "Positive Psychology and the Polis". In addition, the
conference will conclude with some remarks given by IPS Dean
Gladys Sweeney, Ph.D.
For additional information visit the IPS
web site www.ipsciences.edu