Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The Positive Psychology Center promotes research, training, education, and the dissemination of Positive Psychology. This field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play.
The Center's education mission includes a Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program. The MAPP program is a rigorous course of study, intended for students with a serious interest in applying the principles and tools of Positive Psychology to their professional lives. For some students, the degree provides tools for transforming a business, institution, or practice; for others, it provides the foundation for a specialization in Positive Psychology within a clinical or research career.