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This capstone explores well-being in engineering in the context of positive psychology by examining theoretical and empirical research, common engineering workplace requirements, and the author’s own workplace anecdotes. It suggests that engineers possess unique thinking styles and innate character traits that can significantly damage their individual well-being, as well as the well-being of their organizations. In response to this finding, this capstone proposes and modifies several psychometrically validated interventions aimed at improving the individual well-being of engineers and their organizations. Finally, it also includes a draft book proposal describing how positive psychology can improve well-being in the workplace. The book proposal includes an overview and outline.
Engineer, pessimism, pessimistic explanatory style, well-being, interventions, positive organizational scholarship, strengths
Date Posted: 08 August 2012
This document has been peer reviewed.