Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

 
The MAPP Capstone is an independent project that integrates what the student has learned in the program and advances the application of Positive Psychology.

If you are a MAPP graduate and would like to have your Capstone project uploaded onto this site, please submit your Capstone along with an Author Agreement form (one for each author). Once received, the electronic version of the capstone project will then be uploaded onto this site.

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Papers from 2014

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From Paralyzed to Catalyzed: Supporting Adolescent Girls Through Positive Psychology Coaching, Jessica Berger (Hopkins)

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Building the Positive Law Firm: The Legal Profession at its Best, Anne M. Brafford

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Standing in Love: Unpacking and Unlocking the Supreme Emotion, Patricia De La Torre

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Better Decisions Through the Application of Positive Psychology, Bill Fair

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The Right Reflection: Improving Women's Self-Acceptance, Pam Alfrey Hernandez

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Physical Activity and Thriving Community: Can Group-Walking Generate Social Capital? A Literature Review, Harold Lee

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The Benefits of Being Yourself: An Examination of Authenticity, Uniqueness, and Well-Being, Abigail A. Mengers

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The Search for Purpose in Life: An Exploration of Purpose, the Search Process, and Purpose Anxiety, Larissa Rainey

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Putting the Ha! In Aha!: Humor as a Tool for Effective Communication, Brandy Reece

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Teaching Beautiful Questions: Using Literature to Teach Youth Appreciative Inquiry (AI), Shira R. Reicher

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Signature Well-being: Toward a More Precise Operationalization of Well-being at the Individual Level, Michelle M. Reitzner

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Introducing Self-Permission: Theoretical Framework and Proposed Assessment, Nico Rose

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Magic at the Movies: Positive Psychology for Children, Adolescents and Families, Linda Jones Rufer MD

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Strengths Building, Resilience, and the Bible: A Story-Based Curriculum for Adolescents Around the World, Dana McDaniel Seale

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The Silver Realigning: How Baby Boomers Who Have Lost Their Jobs Can Become More Positive and Find New Meaning in Their Lives, Patrick Sweeney

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Finding What Works, Works; But Doing It Requires Self-Control: An Evaluation of a Solution-Focused Online Intervention to Increase Goal Striving, Paolo Terni

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How WeChat, the Most Popular Social Network in China, Cultivates Wellbeing, Jiaqi Wu

Papers from 2013

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Flourishing Mothers: A Positive Psychology-Based Coaching Strategy for Women, Brooke Booth

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Soaringwords Empirical Research to Measure the Well-being of Hospitalized Children, Lisa Buksbaum

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Thirteen Universal Assessments Which May Contribute to the ‘Good Life’, Jer Clifton

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Character education: A role for literature in cultivating character strengths, Emily M. FitzSimons

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Curating The Self: A Proposed Intervention for Positive Identity Crafting Through Self-presentation and Clothing, Jen Grace Baron

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Aging in America: Time to Thrive, Deborah H. Hammons

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Youth Mentoring Partnership's Friend Fitness Program: Theoretical Foundations and Promising Preliminary Findings from a New Positive Psychology Intervention for Grit and Positive Youth Development, Chris Major

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Towards Positive Education: A Mindful School Model, Chin Leng Ong

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Decision Adversity: a Character Strengths Perspective on Decision Uncertainty and Error, Elena Thompson

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The Wellbeing Index: A Landscape of Worldwide Measures and the Potential for Large-Scale Change, Karen Smith Warner

Papers from 2012

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Positive Psychology and Work-Life Integration: The Mutually Satisfying Relationship, Katie Comtois

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Blending The Roots and Rhythm of Tai Chi with Positive Psychology: A Handbook, Justin Gruver

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Well-Being At Work: An Engineer Short Circuits Workplace Dysfunction, Thomas Heffner

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Victim Initiated Positive Disengagement: How Victims Can Flourish in the Aftermath of a Crime, Amy R. Holloway

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Positive Media: An Introductory Exploration, Meghan B. Keener

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The Impact of Positive Traits on Teacher Performance Within A Systems Driven Charter School Management Organization, Adam B. Maurer

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Law Students in Balance: A Proposal for a Well-being Course for Law School Students Founded on the Constructs and Findings of Positive Psychology, Tatiana I. Pavlova-Coleman

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Integrated Well-being: Positive Psychology and the Natural World, Aislinn Pluta

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Super Women Lawyers: A Study of Character Strengths, Patricia Snyder

Papers from 2011

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From Coach to Positive Psychology Coach, Peter L. Berridge Mr.

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The Importance and Application of Explanatory Style, Emotional Control, and Goal Setting for Athletes: A Psychological Skills Program, Diana Caramanico

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Innovating News Journalism through Positive Psychology, Cathrine Gyldensted

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Unleashing the Power: Anthony Robbins, Positive Psychology, and the Quest for Human Flourishing, Stephanie M. Ramones

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Resilience, Character Strengths and Flourishing: A Positive Education Workshop for Singapore Teachers, Sha-En Yeo

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Positive Psychology and Men: The Tell-Tale Heart, Corey Zadik

Papers from 2010

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Strengths Technology, Bridget Biggar and Ninh N. Tran

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Happy at Work: How the Science of Positive Psychology Will Revolutionize the Workplace, Daniel S. Bowling III

Aid from Africa: Lessons for the West from the Motherland, Jaime B. Cundy Miss

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Heart Start: A paradigm shift in early childhood education, Elizabeth Gragg Elizardi

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Confident Parenting - A Book Proposal, Lisa Sansom

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MPS SOARs: Facilitating Elementary Transition due to Building Closures in a Positive and Productive Way, Kathryn L. Snyder

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Total Fitness, Mark A. Tolmachoff

Papers from 2009

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Cultivated Positive Emotions Inspire Environmentally Responsible Behaviors, David M. Carter

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Cultivating Positive Project Teams: Accelerating Time to Team Formation, Adrienne E. Keane

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What Good is Positive Business?, Michelle McQuaid and Bobby Dauman

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Experiential Learning Groups: History, an Exploratory Case Study, and Possible Mechanisms of Change, Steve J. Safigan

Papers from 2008

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Shift Happens: Using Social-Emotional Leadership to Construct Positive, Sustainable Cultural Change, Louis Alloro

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Analysis of Positive Psychology Training at Geelong Grammar School, Kirsten J. Cronlund

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Optimistic Managers & Their Influence on Productivity & Employee Engagement in a Technology Organization, Margaret H. Greenberg Mrs. and Dana R. Arakawa Dr.

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Nobel Strengths: The Attributes of Scientists by CAVE, Gregory R. Quinting PhD

Papers from 2007

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Something Larger: An Evolutionary Account of the Meaningfulness of Life, Derrick Carpenter

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A Comparative Study of the Effects of Hatha Yoga and Seated Meditation on Mood Elevation, deborah r. cohen

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Appreciating Beauty in the Bottom 80, Christine Duvivier

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Positive Psychology Toolkit for Coaches: Book Proposal, Debra Giffen and Emiliya Zhivotovskaya

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Enhancing the Wellbeing of Incarcerated Females: A Pilot Study, Sandra C. Lewis

Papers from 2006

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Character Strengths and Type: Exploration of Covariation, Kathryn H. Britton and Sulynn Choong

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Building a Foundation for Positive Psychology in Schools, Sherri W. Fisher and David N. Shearon

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Optimistic Managers & Their Influence on Productivity & Employee Engagement in a Technology Organization, Margaret H. Greenberg Mrs. and Dana Arakawa

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No Pain More Gain, Emma Judge and Sasha Heinz

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Recrafting Work: A Model for Workplace Engagement and Meaning, Gordon H. Parry