Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

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Thesis or dissertation

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Throughout history, humans have found ways to recycle energy in ways that benefit them and would otherwise be wasted. Examples of this processing include learning to use fire for warmth, light, and cooking or identifying how to redirect the wind to navigate a ship in a preferred direction as opposed to a undetermined random route. Today, leaders can learn how to harvest uncertainty and randomness into tasks that utilize their strengths, as well as those on the team, to fuel optimal business outcomes and well-being for their employees. The author provides two workshop outlines. The first will help leaders correct cognitive distortions and view an uncertain world more objectively. The second workshop will use a validated framework to reframe uncertainty inherent in work tasks as opportunities to utilize strengths that to energize individuals and maximize resources within any organization.


leadership, resilience, teams, strengths, COVID-19, antifragile, thinking traps, hope, mental contrasting, risk


Well-Being/Flourishing, Character Strengths and Virtues, Positive Emotions, Achievement





Date Posted: 07 October 2020