By Karen Deppa –
Check out the latest articles online in MAPP Magazine. The mission of the MAPP Magazine is first to keep Penn MAPP alumni connected and second to share the wide range of our applications of positive psychology with a broader audience to inspire collaboration and growth in the field.
MAPP Magazine Editor, Dr. Irem Gunay, talks with Dr. James Pawelski about the role of the humanities in human flourishing amidst COVID. She also inquires about his personal practice of Positive Humanities. Pawelski is director of the Humanities and Human Flourishing Lab at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) and founding director of UPenn’s Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Program.
Reflecting on a true story about legendary composer Johann Sebastian Bach’s struggles with an unfulfilling job, Robin Litster Johnson asks: What does one do when stuck in a less-than-satisfactory job for over 30 years? One job crafts! Her amusing and insightful article covers three core categories of job crafting: task boundaries, relational boundaries, and cognitive reframing.
On any given day, about 43 percent of our behaviors are attributable to habits, says social psychologist Wendy Wood, Provost Professor of Psychology and Business at the University of Southern California. She spoke recently at the University of Pennsylvania Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Summit. Karen Deppa, MAPP Magazine Associate Editor, shares highlights from Wood’s presentation and illuminates three factors that work in tandem when forming new habits.
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Karen Deppa, MAPP ’15, is an associate editor of the MAPP Magazine and principal of PilotLight Resilience Resources. She is also the lead author of the 2016 SpringerBriefs in Fire e-book, Resilience Training for Firefighters: An Approach to Prevent Behavioral Health Problems and developer of the class Respond with Resilience™ Psychological Wellness for Emergency Services First Responders. LinkedIn Profile. Karen’s articles for Positive Psychology News are here.