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Welcome to the MAPP alumni website.

MAPP Magazine Now Onlline

The MAPP Alumni Magazine is now being published in a web-based format with more frequent updates. 

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.

Visit the MAPP Magazine site  for the latest articles. 

Past editions of the MAPP Magazine are available here.

For the Public

 Strategies to Thrive 

Webinars about ways to thrive in a time of crisis

Body Full of Joy

One to two minute videos demonstrating a way to gain join in movement.


to find people whose expertise may serve your application needs

and/or be in your geographical location.

For MAPPsters

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.   

MAPP Grant Fundraiser Underway

Thank you to the donors who sponsored our 2023 fete or chose to be sponsoring donors to the MAPP Grant Program.
Since 2017, the MAPP Grant Program has been giving seed money to MAPP graduates to help start projects
that apply positive psychology to increase well-being globally.

Impact of the MAPP Grant Program so far

Donate here.

Grant or Fete Donations made by MAPP-owned businesses:

Shannon Polly

Jordana Cole and Scott Barry Kaufman

Event to occur Dec 8-10, 2023

Andrew Soren

Michal Levison

Grant Donations made by MAPP authors:

Aaron Marcum 

Kindle version just $.99

Kathryn Britton

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.

Perhaps someone in this community could help you increase well-being and engagement in your workplace, bring resilience practices to your schools, coach you through a major life transition, or help you build stronger relationships with family, friends, and colleagues. Our site will introduce you to MAPP alumni and their current work.

Members of this community have written outstanding books, blogs, and articles on many aspects of human flourishing.

Are you looking for coaches to work with executives or individuals to enhance performance?  For help with writing projects to make a mark on the world? For someone with experience helping organizations work collaboratively toward important goals? For someone who has helped school districts build on the strengths of teachers, parents, and students? For someone who can help with major life challenges such as dealing with new babies or aging parents? All of these levels of expertise exist in our community.

We are friendly, kind, and encouraging towards anybody who shares our commitment to increase human flourishing around the world. Our collective goal is to see 51% of the world population flourishing by 2051.

We contribute to this goal by practicing positive psychology in schools, corporations, healthcare organizations, universities, and the media. We write books and articles about evidence-based approaches that work. We teach courses and give lectures on the science of positive psychology at all educational levels.

We do this all over the world. We have graduates in Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Malaysia, Korea, Canada, Mexico, the US, Europe, and Africa. MAPP alumni are proud to be an international and diverse community.

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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