December 7, 2023

The most recent subject of MAPP Journal, printed by graduates of the MAPP Program on the College of Pennsylvania, is devoted to the Optimistic Humanities. The Optimistic Humanities is an rising subject. It brings collectively the humanities (together with the humanities) and the sciences to grasp the distinctive position humanities play in particular person and collective human flourishing. We hope this subject will encourage you to make use of arts and humanities usually and successfully in your day by day life to help your well-being.

The mission of the MAPP Journal is first to maintain Penn MAPP alumni linked and second to share the wide selection of our purposes of constructive psychology with a broader viewers to encourage collaboration and development within the subject. You could find again problems with the MAPP Magazine on-line. You can even subscribe to have it despatched to you by e-mail.

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The Creativity Circuit

The hyperlink between creativity and constructive psychology is surprisingly advanced and different. Creativity can enhance a way of goal and private development, and excessive ranges of constructive temper are instantly associated to progressive conduct.

Georgia Shreve, MAPP ’12, explores this intricate relationship with proof from fifty completely different research to disclose how creativity and well-being each anticipate and derive from one another. 

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Song Lyrics and Emotions

Do tune lyrics have an effect on our well-being? Singer-songwriter and recording artist Tricia Fox Ransom, MAPP ’15, devoted her capstone to answering this burning query. In keeping with lyricist Yip Harburg, “Phrases make you suppose… music makes you’re feeling…however a tune makes you’re feeling ideas.” Examine Tricia’s quest to look at the affect of lyrics on feelings.

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Positive Humanities, Revelations, and Love

When studying specialist and academic guide, Aren Cohen, MAPP ’07, needs to encourage her college students, she turns to the humanities. By literature and her deep information of constructive psychology, she helps college students increase their understanding of the human expertise—and consciously embrace vital relationships in their very own lives. 

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