Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

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Becoming a writer is filled with challenges, internally and externally, that often derail those who want, or need to write, for personal and professional reasons. In the last two decades, positive psychology research has revealed many insights for managing the creative challenges of being a writer, mitigating the personal difficulties involved, and offering a way forward to thriving productivity. These include strategies for better managing state of mind, improving our physical and emotional well-being, improved approaches to work, and how to healthily encourage creativity. Through understanding how risk works, and how to manage it better using insights from positive psychology, more people will be able to thrive in their writing.


writing, writers, risk, creativity, productivity, well-being, thriving


Well-Being/Flourishing, Humanities, Positive Emotions


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Date Posted: 28 September 2018