Volume 5, Article 1, Editorial

Volume 5, Article 1, Editorial

Editorial: The European Journal of Applied Positive Psychology
Siobhain O’Riordan PhD, Stephen Palmer PhD and Ilona Boniwell PhD

Citation: O’Riordan, S., Palmer, S., & Boniwell, I. (2021). Editorial: The European Journal of Applied Positive Psychology. European Journal of Applied Positive Psychology, 5, 1, 1-2. https://www.nationalwellbeingservice.org/volumes/volume-5-2021/volume-5-article-1-editorial

Processing dates: Submitted: 1 April 2021; Accepted: 2 April 2021; Published: 4 April 2021

Volume 5, Article 1

During 2020, the European Journal of Applied Positive Psychology (EJAPP) has remained focused on publishing another successful collection of papers and articles. Volume 4 has included submissions covering research and professional practice on key topics examining: Current research methods in positive psychology; A report on the 9th international congress of coaching psychology positive and coaching psychology; Personality and well-being; The relationship between intrinsic motivation and affect; Managing multiple roles for generation stress (college students); Does positive affect lead to perceptions of meaning in life?; The impact of a music education program on emotional wellbeing (elementary students in a rural community); An intervention to reduce materialism in three European countries; COVID-19 and the impact on wellbeing;
The contribution of perceived health and economic status to well-being; Positive psychology mobile applications for increasing happiness and wellbeing; Efficacy
of the rediscovery process on alcohol use, impulsivity and flourishing; and The humble leader.

We would like to thank all of the contributors to Volume 4 which includes authors, reviewers and the EJAPP Editorial Board and Consulting Editors, particularly in light of the numerous challenges presented during 2020 within the COVID-19 landscape. It has been a very difficult period for many people around the world with the tragic loss of life due to COVID-19. We hope that the distribution and take up of vaccines progresses swiftly although we realise that this is not straight forward.

We are now busily working on Volume 5 of EJAPP and continue to encourage the submission of papers and articles on the theory, research and practice of positive psychology. In addition, we invite submissions in the form of brief reports, research protocols, conference reports, discussion papers, book/monograph reviews and short papers on positive psychology interventions of techniques.

Finally, we would like to note our appreciation to the International Society for Coaching Psychology for being a Professional Body Sponsor of the journal as well as to our Corporate Sponsors.


Prof Stephen Palmer PhD is Professor of Practice at the Wales Academy for Professional Practice and Applied Research, University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Coordinating Director of the ISCP International Centre for Coaching Psychology Research. He is Founder Director of the Centre for Coaching, London. Stephen is the Honorary President and a Fellow of both the International Society for Coaching Psychology. He is a coaching psychologist and applied positive psychologist. He has written or edited over 50 books and has published over 250 articles and chapters.

Dr Siobhain O’Riordan PhD is a chartered psychologist and chartered scientist. She is Chair and a Fellow of the International Society for Coaching Psychology and Fellow of the International Stress Management Association UK. Siobhain is also a trainer and course co-director on the stress management and coaching programmes at the Centre for Stress Management and Centre for Coaching, London. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Wales Academy for Professional Practice and Applied Research, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

Dr Ilona Boniwell PhD is one of the European leaders in positive psychology, having founded and headed the first Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) in Europe at the University of East London. Nowadays, she heads the International MSc in Applied Positive Psychology (I-MAPP) at Anglia Ruskin University (that includes a dedicated positive psychology coaching pathway), teaches Positive Management at l’Ecole Centrale Paris and HEC, and consults around the world as a director of Positran and ScholaVie. Her main teaching expertise lies in the areas of positive psychology and positive psychology coaching, with research interests around: subjective time use, time perspective, eudaimonic well-being and applications of positive psychology to business, executive coaching and education.