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Applied Positive Psychology and the 2024 World Happiness Report

April 1, 2024

Dr. Glassman shares World Happiness Report results and highlights several capstone projects from students in PCOM's Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program.

Using Words of Gratitude to Enhance Clinician Well-Being

March 18, 2024

Can words of gratitude improve clinician well-being? MAPP student Rachel Hutchins is seeking the answer as part of her gratitude message capstone project.

Dina Ramadan: Why I Chose the Positive Psychology Program at PCOM

March 6, 2024

Dina Ramadan was drawn to a career in positive psychology because of its focus on resilience, strengths, flourishing, and post-traumatic growth.

Self-Compassion Exercises For Stressful Times

December 19, 2023

Discover the power of self-compassion and its impact on your well-being. Learn how to treat yourself with kindness and understanding during difficult times.

Happier U: A Program to Help Young Soccer Athletes Flourish

October 12, 2023

PCOM's Dr. Scott Glassman has adapted his Happier You wellness program as part of the Philadelphia Union Foundation's HeadFirst initiative.

Philadelphia Union Foundation Launches Youth Mental Health Awareness Initiative, HeadFirst

October 11, 2023

In collaboration with PCOM and Independence Blue Cross, the mental health initiative provides mental health resources to area kids, coaches, and parents.

Positive Psychology and Preventing Burnout in Medical Residents

June 22, 2023

The Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program at PCOM is tackling the well-documented problem of burnout among medical residents.

Positive Psychology: Challenges and Misconceptions

June 9, 2023

Positive psychology does not require people to feel good all the time or force the display of happiness when it feels incongruent.

How to Apply Positive Psychology Skills in the Workplace

June 9, 2023

While there may be no such thing as a "positive psychologist," opportunities to apply positive psychology in the workplace are plentiful.

Positive Psychology Degree: Harnessing the Power of Happiness

June 9, 2023

Earning a MS in positive psychology degree at PCOM is like putting a more powerful engine in the car of your existing work role or career path.