The Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program Receives the “Friend of the ROCK” Award

February 28, 2018

The Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program is the recipient of the “Friend of the ROCK” award in recognition of the service learning projects students in the program have done with The ROCK Center for Youth Development, a nonprofit that serves teens in Michigan.

"This has been a mutually beneficial relationship for MAPP,” says Leona Brandwene, Associate Director of MAPP. “While our contributions have provided support to the organization as they develop their programs, The ROCK has also served as a virtual classroom for our students who are learning to apply research-informed positive psychology applications in the real world.”

Rapidly becoming one of psychology’s most transformative fields, positive psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable humans and organizations to flourish. The MAPP program was the first in the world to offer a degree in the field of study. Martin Seligman, Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology and founder of the discipline of positive psychology—along with leading researchers and practitioners—educate students at the cutting edge of the field.