About MAPP at Penn

Rooted in the work of Dr. Martin Seligman, world-renowned founder of positive psychology and Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, the MAPP program explores the history, theory, and basic research methods of positive psychology. This new branch of psychology focuses on such issues as the empirical study of positive emotions, strengths-based character, and healthy institutions. In the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program, you’ll learn to apply these aspects of positive psychology in your particular professional or organizational setting.

In Penn’s MAPP program, you’ll join a diverse, intellectually stimulating community of peers with wide-ranging personal and professional interests, who are united by a deep commitment to the concept of positive psychology, by an ability to grasp the theory and application of research tools in the field, and by well-articulated goals for the application of their coursework.

(This description was taken from the MAPP Homepage at University of Pennsylvania.)

13 thoughts on “About MAPP at Penn

      • Aha i see, well this is awesome, so positive psychology is now an applied science :) this is amazing, since when? So you are an actual psychology which has patients and treating (so to say) with techniques from positive psychology?


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