Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

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Thesis or dissertation

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It has been proposed that flourishing individuals enable flourishing organizations which leads to a flourishing world. However, is it also possible that by focusing on building a flourishing world a reciprocal elevation of organizational flourishing and individual flourishing can occur? This paper discusses well-being, the progression of research regarding organizational orientation to do good, and mirror flourishing. The amplification effect of virtuousness, along with the heliotropic effect, provide support to the theorized concept of mirror flourishing. In addition, this paper proposes a study design using appreciative inquiry to conduct interviews to better understand how an organization’s orientation to do good impacts employee flourishing.


Flourishing, Organizations, Appreciative Inquiry, Positive Organizations, Virtuousness, Mirror Flourishing, Positive Institutions, Doing Good, Sustainable Development Goals, PERMA, Positive Impact Company, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Flourishing Enterprise, Heliotropic Effect


Well-Being/Flourishing, Business/Work, Character Strengths and Virtues, Relationships, Positive Emotions, Other Topics


Literature Review



Date Posted: 17 October 2022