Professor Oláh’s research areas in the positive psychology include flow, social flow, EEG markers of the flow experience; global well-being; psychological immunity; and protective factors and positive traits of personality.
Professor Oláh has published two books in English about flow, coping and positive traits of personality, as well as four books in Hungarian and 52 articles about his research projects in positive psychology.
As president of the HPA he organized several scientific conferences with over 400 participants in Hungary. He was the local program chair of the 6th Biennale Conference of the European Association for Research on Adolescence. He was member of the organizing committee of the First International Positive Psychological Summit, Washington 3–6 October, 2002, and a member of the scientific committee of the Third World Congress on Positive Psychology, June 27–30, 2013 in Los Angeles. He is serving as the local program chair for the 9th European Conference on Positive Psychology to be held in Budapest Hungary from June 26 to June 30, 2018.