Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

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Thesis or dissertation

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Giffen, D.C. and Zhivotovskaya, E. (2007). Positive psychology toolkit for coaches: Book proposal. Unpublished masters thesis, University of Pennsylvania.


This capstone project for the University of Pennsylvania Masters in Applied Positive Psychology program begins with a book prospectus that briefly describes the book’s proposed content, target audience, market potential, competitive works and author’s experience. This is followed by an annotated table of contents that gives a detailed outline of the entire work. Finally, there are two sample chapters that can also serve as stand-alone tools for coaches as they apply the positive psychology principles in their coaching practices. The sample chapters include Gratitude and Visualization. The framework for each chapter includes 9 sections: Definitions and Descriptions, Research, Coaching Rationale, Live Cases, Dealing with Resistance, Assessments, Activities and Exercises, Resources, and References.


Positive Psychology, Coaching, Coach, Gratitude, Visualization, MAPP, Capstone, Book Proposal, Tools, Intervention

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Date Posted: 15 November 2007

This document has been peer reviewed.