Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

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At time of publication Rosalinda Ballesteros was Vice-president for High School Education at Tecmilenio in Mexico. She is currently director for the Institute of Wellbeing and Happiness at the same institution.


Meaning in life is an important part of psychological well-being. The following paper presents a model for creating a robust meaning-in-life system for adolescents and emerging adults, with the aim to create well-being for young people and throughout the life span. A Three Self-Strengths model is proposed for the attainment of the meaning system. The self-strengths that young people need to develop are: self-knowledge, self-determination and self-regulation. The paper includes a proposed intervention in the high school program of Tecmilenio University in Mexico.


positive psychology, meaning in life, purpose, adolescent


Well-Being/Positive Psychology, Relationships, Self-knowledge, Meaning and Purpose, Youth


Curriculum, Advising, Mentoring



Date Posted: 11 May 2018