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MAPP Journal – Optimistic Psychology Information

MAPP Journal – Optimistic Psychology Information


Abimbola (Abi) Tschetter (MAPP ’22) is a enterprise author, editor, and advertising and marketing
marketing consultant based mostly north of Seattle on Whidbey Island. She is an assistant teacher within the College of
Pennsylvania Grasp of Utilized Optimistic Psychology program and editor-in-chief of its alumni publication,
MAPP Journal.

Abi’s articles are right here.

Within the quiet of the second when night time turns to day, the solar rises, and its rays heat your face, you’ve seemingly skilled awe. Or maybe you’ve encountered it on a mountain high, or listening to music, or witnessing the kindness of a stranger, or gazing on the night time sky, or wanting into the eyes of a lover, a toddler, or canine.  Awe is the emotion individuals expertise within the surprise and vastness of experiences past their understanding.

It’s additionally the theme of the latest subject of MAPP Journal, the alumni publication of the College of Pennsylvania Grasp of Utilized Optimistic Psychology (MAPP) program. 

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Can magic mushrooms reconnect us with nature?

Yellow mushrooms

Incoming MAPP Journal editor, Josey Murray (MAPP ’23), has discovered peace and connection—to others, to nature, and to herself—within the pure world. Analysis suggests she’s not alone. However as climates change and society grows more and more disconnected, worldwide well-being is struggling.

On this article, Murray explores how a reconnection with nature can have an effect on private and planetary change and the way psychedelic experiences could assist to information the best way.



Jellyfish, stardust, and Nicodemus: Decoding the religious in psychotherapy

Psychotherapist, Linda Schiavone (MAPP ’17), contends that although typically unexplored, spirituality is usually a highly effective pillar of well-being, a possible supply of development and transformation.

On this article, Schiavone illuminates the analysis case for spirituality in psychotherapy. By three vignettes, she helps each purchasers and readers determine the sacred, the divine, and the transcendent in each anticipated and sudden locations. 

From despair to hope: Psychedelics and the pursuit of human flourishing


In what some have dubbed a psychedelic renaissance, a resurgence of curiosity about the usage of psychedelics in addressing psychological well being challenges is spreading throughout the globe. However, we’re nonetheless at that uncomfortable place within the scientific course of the place now we have extra questions than solutions.

On this piece, Jon Rosemberg-Kort (MAPP ’23)  shares a gripping story in response to a pal’s despair, whereas shedding mild on the potential of psychedelic-assisted remedy (PAT)  to assist not solely in end-of-life transitions but in addition within the pursuit of human flourishing.

photograph by Natalie Keltner-McNeil

A dialog on awe with Dacher Keltner

Dacher Keltner is a professor of psychology on the College of California, Berkeley and the college director of UC Berkeley’s Better Good Science Middle.

On this interview with MAPP Journal co-editors, Kimberly Dickman (MAPP ’22) and Abi Tschetter (MAPP ’22), Dr. Keltner displays on the science and on a regular basis surprise of awe and its life-transforming impression on our happiness. He additionally tells the private story that influenced him to write down his new ebook on the subject.

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Keltner, D. (2023). Awe: The New Science of On a regular basis Marvel and How It Can Remodel Your Life. Penguin Press.

Photograph credit

Featured photograph on Awe derived from a photograph by Joshua Earle on Unsplash

Photograph of yellow mushrooms by Igor Omilaev on Unsplash

Photograph of jellyfish by Joel Filipe on Unsplash

Psychedelic image created on ChatGPT by Jon Rosemberg (article creator)

Photograph of Dacher Keltner used with permission from Natalie Keltner-McNeil



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