Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Document Type

Thesis or dissertation

Date of this Version

9-25-2019

Abstract

Well-being is a significant focus of positive psychology research, yet there is no framework to determine how an individual discovers what aspects of well-being support their individual flourishing across psychological constructs. This capstone project proposes an active and proactive well-being discovery framework (WBDF) for any individual who is seeking a life of flourishing. The WBDF gathers topics across the field of psychology to provide steps to help individuals reach well-being goals, as well as targeted mindsets, opportunities for measurement, and guidelines for the role of a coach. The six mindsets were chosen to increase effectiveness and include research on the topics of hope, growth mindset, curiosity, self-efficacy, self-determination, and play. The widely used and validated measures of well-being proposed provide an avenue for gauging growth. The WBDF coach role described highlights the significance of collaboration and support in goal achievement and dictates the important factors involved when selecting a coach. This framework is informed by research, though empirical testing is essential for future development.

Keywords

Positive Psychology, Capstone, Well-being, Framework, Coach, Goal setting, Play, Hope, Growth mindset, Curiosity, Self-efficacy, Self-determination

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Date Posted: 26 September 2019