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. If you are the only author on your Capstone project, your decision to upload the document will serve as your agreement to the terms (individual authors do not actually have to submit an agreement form). If you completed a Capstone project with multiple authors, each author will need to submit an Author Agreement form. Please send the completed forms to Aaron Boczkowski (aaronb2@sas.upenn.edu) and Kenny Whitebloom (libraryrepository@pobox.upenn.edu). Once received, one of the authors can upload the Capstone.

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Papers from 2018

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Well-being in the United Arab Emirates: How Findings From Positive Psychology Can Inform Government Programs and Research, Noof Mohammed Aljneibi

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Posttraumatic Growth and Residential Therapy: Cultivating Environments that Support and Facilitate Posttraumatic Growth and Positive Well-being., Tracey Bachrach

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Intentions: The Beginnings of an Empirically Derived Typology, Jennifer F. Beatty

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Purpose In Adolescence: A Review of the Literature and an Intervention Plan, Yvonne Biggins

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Monasteries of the Future, Miles G. Bukiet

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From Surviving to Thriving: How Colleges Can Use the Science of Positive Psychology to Enhance Student Well-Being, Sharon F. Danzger

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Creative Problem Solving as a Positive Intervention and Approach to Career Development, Laura DelPrato

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You Only Live Twice: Midlife as a Creative Transition Into Our 'Second Act', Erik Otto Driessen

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So Others May Live: Enhancing Resilience and Performance for United States Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Swimmer Candidates to Help Close the AST Body-to-Billet Gap, Joseph E. Glaser-Reich

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Positive Technology, Alex Glass

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Legal Optimism: Restoring Trust in the Criminal Justice System Through Procedural Justice, Positive Psychology and Just Culture Event Reviews, John Hollway

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Positive Altruism: Helping that Benefits Both the Recipient and Giver, Anna S. Irani

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Better Together: Enhancing Team Collaboration in Science (ETCSi) to Improve Well-being and Medicine Discovery, Lara S. Kallander

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Becoming the Rising Generation: Uncovering the Path to Thriving for the Next Generation in Ultra-high Net Worth Families, Kristin Keffeler

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Work Namaste: The Importance of Mattering at Work, and How a Leader Can Create an Environment Where Employees Feel They and Their Work Matter, Rebecca J. Lamperski

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Be More: Buffering Against Gender Stereotypes by Building Self-Efficacy Beliefs, Erica Mohr

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Living your calling in the social sector: A theory about how to thrive and have a lasting impact in the world., Ilaina Rabbat

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Writing, Risk, and Well-being, Benjamin Rapaport

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Finding the Silver Lining: How Positive Psychology Can Help You Use Critical Feedback to Flourish, Mary Beth Rettger

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The Spiritual Business: Breathing Life into the Body, Mind, and Spirit of Organizations, Henry C. Richardson

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Positive Shabbat Dinner: An Effective Positive Intervention to Increase Well-Being, Tracey Pearl Specter

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Rooted in Resilience: A Framework for the Integration of Well-Being in Teacher Education Programs, Jessica Spurgeon and Lauren Thompson

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Positive Design: A Positive Psychology Workout for Design Thinkers, Kathryn S. Wessling

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The Bottom Two Percent: Using Positive Psychology to Create Change Among Convicts, Katie Wittekind

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Harry Potter and the Enhancement of Hope: What Harry Potter and Positive Psychology can Teach Us about the Good Life, Ashley Wolf

Papers from 2017

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From Negative Biases to Positive News: Resetting and Reframing News Consumption for a Better Life and a Better World, Henry Edwards

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Thriving Cities: How to Define, Apply, and Measure Well-Being at Scale, Jaclyn Gaffaney

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Turning Division into Discourse: Educating Adolescents about Viewpoint Diversity, Erin McLaughlin Griffin

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Character Strengths as a Pathway to Obtaining and Maintaining Employment for Job Seekers with Disabilities: A Model for Building Job Seeker Hope and Self-Efficacy, Elizabeth V. Jennings

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Positive Public Service: Turning Purpose Into Progress By Changing How Government Works From the Inside, B.J. Jones

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Cultivating Meaning at Work, in Four Movements, Yumi Kendall

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Burned-In, Not Burned Out: A Theory of How Excellent Urban Educators Shift Mindsets and Continue to Teach, Julia King and Sophia Kokores

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Saving the World the Right Way: Altruistic Education, Supakorn Laohasongkram

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How Positive Psychology Overlaps with a Culturally-Based Indigenous Addictions Treatment Program, Rolanda Manitowabi

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Building Resilience in MBA Students: Bouncing Back and Forward through Challenges, Denitsa Marinova

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But Thinking Makes It So: A Curriculum to Build an Optimistic Explanatory Style Leveraging High School Dramatic Arts, Adriana Mora Vargas

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Forgiveness: How it Manifests in our Health, Well-being, and Longevity, Kathi Norman

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Genuine, Independent, Holistic, and Appropriate: Four Considerations for the Optimization of Positive Interventions, Luke August Obermann

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Back to Work: The Effects of Goal Conflict on Working Mothers, Lauren Ogle

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Career Matters: Leveraging Positive Psychology to Guide Us to Good and Right Work, Kerry Sanderson

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Summer Camp Professionals’ Positive Psychology Certification Program, Kenneth Schainman

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Positive Self-care Yields Caring Healers (PSYCH): A Positive-Psychology-Based, Peer-Supported Self-care Series for Therapist Wellbeing, Linda M. Schiavone

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Appreciation And Well Being: Proposing Active Constructive Complimenting (ACC) And Active Constructive Accepting (ACA) To Improve Appreciation, Glory K. Singh

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Bringing Awe Down to Earth: Inspiring High Performance Through Positive Executive Coaching, Chad Thomas

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Positive Psychology in Collegiate Sport: Leveraging the Pivotal Role of the Athletic Trainer to Promote Student-Athlete Well-being, Jessica Turak

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Awakening The Potential of Positive Computing: A Transversal, Heliotropic Design Paradigm for Human Flourishing, Ryan Wynia

Papers from 2016

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Designing a Positive Psychology Course for Lawyers, R. Lisle Baker

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I've Got Your Back: Utilizing Improv as a Tool to Enhance Workplace Relationships, Jordana Cole

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Getting to the Heart of It: Commitment at Work, Grace Cormier

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Toward a Positive Medicine: Healing our Healers, from Burnout to Flourishing, Jordyn H. Feingold

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The Long and Winding Road from Positive Psychology Theory to Corporate Application, Garrison M. Kitchen

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United for Wellbeing: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Increase Social Cohesion and Student Wellbeing in an Ethnically Diverse Rural School District, Tracy L. Litchfield

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Shoots & Ladders: Having Infinite and Influential Presence With Everyone Starts With our Mindsets, Alana R. Pudalov

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Defining a Positive Citizenship; Wellbeing for Emancipation, Leora V. Rifkin

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Non-Cognitive Dissonance: Clarifying the Theoretical Dimensions, Practical Value, and Empirical Horizons of Non-Cognitive Skills in Teachers and Students, Adam C. Siler

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Take Charge of Your Happiness by Taking Charge of Your Self: Enhancing Well-being Through Greater Self-awareness, Yashi Srivastava

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Channeling the River: Using Positive Psychology to Prevent Cultural Helplessness, as Applied to African-American Law Students, Dwayne Allen Thomas

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The Resilience Compass: How Mindset, Skills-Development, Self-Compassion, Service, and Community Empower Actors to Bounce Back, Reclaim Their Passion, and Live Their Purpose, Kimberly Wimmer Totty

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Mindfulness-Based Safety: Increasing Attention to Task in Alberta’s Oil and Gas Drilling and Completions Operations, Darrah E.M. Wolfe

Papers from 2015

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An Intervention Model to Create a Strong Sense of Meaning and Life Purpose in High School Students., Rosalinda A. Ballesteros Dr.

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Gracious Mindset: Practicing Respectful Interpretations, Donna Baumann

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The Evolution of Business: Cultivating Flourishing for Organizations and Their Stakeholders, Andrew T. Brady

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Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy: From Surviving to Thriving, Jennifer Cory

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SEMEAR Project: Planting Seeds for a Better and More Virtuous World, Flora Regina da Silva M.A.

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Resilience Training for Firefighters: A Proposed Approach, Karen F. Deppa

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Daring to Dream the Impossible Dream: An Identity-Based Motivation and Goal Setting Intervention for Aspiring First Generation College Students, Erin M. Hearn

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Building Attorney Resources: Helping New Lawyers Succeed Through Psychological Capital, Martha Knudson

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Positive Psychology At Work: Psychological Capital and Thriving as Pathways to Employee Engagement, Ronald A. Levene

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Walking Their Talk: The Role of the Body in Effective, Positive Leadership, LeeAnn M. Mallorie

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Learning from Health Care Exemplars: How The Best Produce Extraordinary Results, Donna M. Payne

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Message in the Music: Do Lyrics Influence Well-Being?, Patricia Fox Ransom

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Energizing Social Interactions at Work: An Exploration of Relationships That Generate Employee and Organizational Thriving, Robert M. Rosales

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Job Crafting and Personal Development in the Workplace: Employees and Managers Co-Creating Meaningful and Productive Work in Personal Development Discussions, Michaela Schoberova

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What are Coaches Afraid of? An Exploration of Courage and the Path to Coaching Mastery, Joshua Steinfeldt

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Tough Teammates: Training Grit and Optimism Together Improves Performance in Professional Footballers, Patrick J. Steinfort

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Pilot Your Life Decisively for Well-Being and Flourishing, David P. St. George

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DARE: Desire to Strive Beyond Current Capabilities, Shannon L. Thompson

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Practical Wisdom and the Pursuit of the Good in the Good Life, Daniel Torrance

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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ConnectMore: A Relationship-building Curriculum for First-year College Students, Hayley Goldenthal

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

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

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Positive Interventions: Developing a Theoretical Model to Guide Their Development and Use, David S. Nevill

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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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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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Acting Strengths: The Development of Resilience and Character Strengths in Actors, Laura E. Taylor

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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

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A Novel Calling Intervention for Career Development and Well-Being, Susanna Wu-Pong

Papers from 2013

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