Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

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Working Paper

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This capstone project draws on concepts from the field of positive psychology and applies them to the practice of nurses. More specifically, the author is interested in the design of positive interventions that could be used by nurses to enhance their experience of work in the health care setting. The intended purpose of such interventions is to foster individual autonomy in the creation of positive emotions, and enhance meaning and engagement in the workplace. Foundational to the design of these positive interventions is relevant research from the fields of positive psychology and nursing. The context of the Canadian health care environment and factors related to quality of work life form the backdrop for the interventions suggested. These positive interventions provide the researcher, educator, leader and direct care provider opportunity to apply the strategies and determine their ability to enhance the nurses’ well-being at work, while potentially building psychological capacities.


positive psychology, nurses, interventions, work place, resiliency, well-being, aaplication strategies


Well-Being/Flourishing, Education, Business/Work, Character Strengths and Virtues, Humanities


literature review, workplace observation, proposal of interventions



Date Posted:22 February 2018