Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Document Type

Other

Date of this Version

8-15-2014

Abstract

Callings describe work that serves a cause greater than oneself and provides meaning and purpose in life. Living a calling at work has been linked with a number of positive outcomes including well-being, intrinsic motivation, and life satisfaction. In this capstone, I describe a career and professional development class at a major university designed to help professional, graduate and postdoctoral students, predominantly in biomedical disciplines, find more meaning and purpose through callings. The class incorporates classic career counseling concepts with a calling framework that includes self-awareness, authentic purpose, and strengths. This capstone provides an overview of the course and a qualitative summary of student feedback.

Keywords

calling, positive intervention, higher education, students, positive psychology, authenticity, purpose, meaning, strengths

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Date Posted: 07 November 2014