Welcome to the MAPP alumni website.
Four times a year, under the leadership of Elaine O'Brien, the MAPP Alumni Association puts out a digital magazine with articles by members about applications of positive psychology. Click on the images below to view the last 10 editions of the magazine. See also the MAPP Magazine page for earlier editions.
For the Public
*** New as of April 2020: *** The MAPP community has started a series of webinars about ways to thrive in a time of crisis. Lives around the world are being disrupted by COVID-19 now. Research suggests that high levels of positive emotion enhance immune systems. So what can you do to thrive even in very challenging times? Check out
to sign up for upcoming webinars, occurring daily right now. Missed some? Links to recordings also appear on that page.
There are now more than 500 MAPP graduates from the University of Pennsylvania program. They live around the world, and they pursue a wide range of applications of positive psychology. We invite you to browse our Directory to find people whose expertise may serve your application needs and/or who may be in your geographical location.
If you are a MAPP alum, you can log in to see the fete/summit history page with pointers to artifacts from previous year's fetes and summits, including pre-reads and presentation slides. If we receive slides from this year's speakers, we will share them via that page.
Here you can learn about a growing community of positive psychology practitioners
who earned a master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania studying the science of human flourishing.
There is something intangible that the MAPP alumni have. We call it “MAPP magic.” It is a deep sense of love, kindness, and shared purpose that we experience when we go through the MAPP program at UPENN. One of our goals is to keep the MAPP magic alive and share it with others throughout the world. We cannot wait to share our passion about positive psychology with you!
With love, The MAPP alumni
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Banner Credits: Most of the new images added to the banner were taken in October 2017 by Stephanie Ramones of Contigo Photography and Film.