September 26, 2023

The newest problem of MAPP Journal, printed by graduates of the MAPP Program on the College of Pennsylvania, is devoted to the Constructive Humanities. The Constructive 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 problem will encourage you to make use of arts and humanities usually and successfully in your each 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 big selection of our purposes of optimistic psychology with a broader viewers to encourage collaboration and progress within the subject. Yow will discover again problems with the MAPP Magazine on-line. It’s also possible to subscribe to have it despatched to you by e-mail.

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The Creativity Circuit

The hyperlink between creativity and optimistic psychology is surprisingly advanced and different. Creativity can enhance a way of objective and private progress, and excessive ranges of optimistic temper are instantly associated to revolutionary habits.

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 track 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 line with lyricist Yip Harburg, “Phrases make you suppose… music makes you’re feeling…however a track 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 marketing consultant, Aren Cohen, MAPP ’07, needs to encourage her college students, she turns to the humanities. By literature and her deep information of optimistic psychology, she helps college students develop their understanding of the human expertise—and consciously embrace essential relationships in their very own lives. 

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