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Georgia Psychological Association to Hold its Annual Meeting in Savannah

Savannah, GA—The Georgia Psychological Association (GPA) will hold its annual meeting, "Being Happy—Achieving Balance," May 16-19 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Savannah. Keynote speaker Martin E. P. Seligman, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, will present "Positive Psychology, Depression, and Learned Optimism." Thirty-six workshops will be held during the four-day meeting.

Seligman is an expert on positive psychology, learned helplessness, depression, optimism, and pessimism. He is a best-selling author with more than fifteen books and 150 articles on motivation and personality. He is the former president of the American Psychological Association and has received two Distinguished Scientific Contribution Awards from the American Psychological Association; the Laurel Award of the American Association for Applied Psychology and Prevention; and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Society for Research in Psychopathology.

GPA has over 1,100 members. It is recognized at the national level for its activism in psychology, sponsoring a variety of continuing education workshops, and publishing the Georgia Psychologist. GPA is constantly acting to expand the parameters of psychology in the state and to increase the quality of service to the communities in which psychologists live and work.



May 15, 2002

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