Spring 2023 Version – Constructive Psychology Information

Abimbola Tschetter (MAPP ’22) is a enterprise author, editor, and advisor 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 creating OurStory, a program that leverages the school admission essay to form constructive 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 Constructive Psychology Program (MAPP) alumni linked, and second to share the big selection of our purposes of constructive psychology with a broader viewers to encourage collaboration and progress within the discipline.

This difficulty of MAPP Journal is dominated by current graduates from the MAPP program who’re of their first 12 months of making use of constructive psychology to themes which might be essential to them. It additionally features a imaginative and prescient of the route constructive psychology may evolve.

You will discover again problems with the MAPP Magazine on-line and even older points within the MAPP Magazine Archives. To have the newest articles despatched to you by electronic 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 non-public and collective narratives.

Abi introduces OurStory, a constructive narrative intervention designed to enhance tutorial outcomes and well-being, harnessing an sudden instrument: the school admissions essay.

A Vision for the Evolution of Positive Psychology

On this reflection on her journey to and following her Grasp of Utilized Constructive 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 presents a imaginative and prescient for the way forward for constructive psychology. She requires a shift in focus from the person to the collective, and the incorporation of spirituality and morality into the sector, 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 wherein he was the motive force, carry Mark O’Brien (MAPP ’22) to posttraumatic progress? Learn the deeply private article wherein he shares his journey to assist make clear why some folks appear to thrive whereas residing with excessive misery.

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

Baby and adult touching hands

Contact is essential

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 sector to look at contact as a method 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