Spring 2023 Version – Optimistic Psychology Information

Abimbola Tschetter (MAPP ’22) is a enterprise author, editor, and guide based mostly close to Seattle. She is an assistant teacher for the Penn MAPP program and co-editor of the MAPP alumni publication. A former admission counselor, Abi is growing OurStory, a program that leverages the faculty admission essay to form optimistic private narratives in adolescents.

Abi’s articles are right here.

The mission of the MAPP Journal is first to maintain College of Pennsylvania Grasp of Utilized Optimistic Psychology Program (MAPP) alumni linked, and second to share the big selection of our purposes of optimistic psychology with a broader viewers to encourage collaboration and progress within the subject.

This concern of MAPP Journal is dominated by latest graduates from the MAPP program who’re of their first yr of making use of optimistic psychology to themes which are vital to them. It additionally features a imaginative and prescient of the route optimistic psychology may evolve.

You’ll find again problems with the MAPP Magazine on-line and even older points within the MAPP Magazine Archives. To have the most recent articles despatched to you by e-mail, subscribe to the MAPP Magazine.


Crafting OurStory

The tales we inform—and imagine—can form or break our lives and experiences. On this article, Abi Tschetter (MAPP ’22) explores the ability and inherent potential of private and collective narratives.

Abi introduces OurStory, a optimistic narrative intervention designed to enhance educational outcomes and well-being, harnessing an surprising device: the faculty admissions essay.

A Vision for the Evolution of Positive Psychology

On this reflection on her journey to and following her Grasp of Utilized Optimistic Psychology diploma on the College of Pennsylvania, Pax Tandon (MAPP ’10) meditates on her private exploration of well-being—from the media to mindfulness to plant drugs.

Pax provides a imaginative and prescient for the way forward for optimistic psychology. She requires a shift in focus from the person to the collective, and the incorporation of spirituality and morality into the sphere, alongside the science.

Desert blook

Flower blooming within the desert

Turning Pain into Fuel for Positive Change

How did a drunk-driving accident that killed his girlfriend, an accident through which he was the driving force, carry Mark O’Brien (MAPP ’22) to posttraumatic progress? Learn the deeply private article through which he shares his journey to assist make clear why some individuals appear to thrive whereas dwelling with excessive misery.

Like these he research, Mark is a changemaker who arrived at his calling by way of life-changing adversity.

Baby and adult touching hands

Contact is vital

Touch and Positive Psychology

What’s the oldest, largest, and most delicate organ of the physique? The pores and skin. Kimberly Dickman MAPP ’22) describes the significance of contact for the human situation. Scientific exploration into contact results in the conclusion that its absence is damaging, whereas its presence incorporates the ability of therapeutic. Kimberly encourages us to discover the function of contact in our lives, and challenges the sphere to look at contact as a way of thriving.

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Picture Credit

Graduate Photo by Lee Chinyama on Unsplash

Desert Flower Photo by Patrick Ho on Unsplash 

Baby Touch Photo by Liv Bruce on Unsplash