Canadian Positive Psychology Association

TANG Prize Ceremony

Martin Seligman, Considered the "Father of Positive Psychology", Awarded Inaugural Tang Prize for Achievements in Psychology


On November 12, 2014 at the University of Toronto, Dr. Martin Seligman was presented with the inaugural TANG prize for his achievements leading to the founding of the field of positive psychology and for furthering the study of positive emotion, positive character traits, and positive institutions. With a goal to raise awareness of the importance of psychological health in the world, this prize epitomizes the aspiration of Dr. Seligman's work to create more flourishing societies.

The Tang Prize, created by Dr. Fay Tang of the Tang Foundation, recognizes an individual who has made an indelible impact on the field of psychology. The prize works to raise awareness of the important contributions that psychologists make to society's well-being.  Worth $100,000, the prize is administered by University of Toronto's Department of Psychology. 


Dr. Fay Tang presenting Dr. Martin Seligman with the TANG Award



Louisa Jewell and Dr. Martin Seligman



From left to right: Dr. Afroze Anjum, Dr. Tayyab Rashid, Louisa Jewell, Lisa Gervais








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