MAPP Magazine: Emerging Technologies + Positive Psychology


By Abimbola Tschetter –

In a recent address to students in the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania, renowned scholar Martin Seligman commented that if he had an opportunity to do his studies again, he would explore the intersection of positive psychology and artificial intelligence (AI).

Seligman is hardly alone in his fascination with AI. As this and other emerging technologies, including machine learning, continue to transform life, work, practice, and research, we can both pay attention and play a part. The intersection where technology and well-being collide is the focus of the June 2023 issue of MAPP Magazine.

The mission of MAPP Magazine is first to keep University of Pennsylvania Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program (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.

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AI is here to stay

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All in on AI

Why should positive psychology practitioners explore AI?

AI is quickly revolutionizing life as we know it, and it is here to stay.

Nizzi Karai Renaud (MAPP ’22) presents opportunities and challenges of integrating this emerging technology into positive psychology research and practice. She explores why, as practitioners, we must contribute to its responsible development.

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Reclaiming our lives

Explore a 30-day digital detox as a catalytic positive intervention.

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How are social media and digital technology affecting your well-being? In this article, author Miles Bukiet (C’18) explores answers to this question. He unpacks a compelling case not only for why we must steward our attention, foster healthier digital habits, and realign our use of technology with our values—but also how.

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How do bioengineering, computer and information science, and positive psychology intersect?

MAPP Magazine interviewed Professor Lyle Ungar, University of Pennsylvania professor on this question. He highlights the future of technology and well-being, and he explores how we can better use what we currently have to thrive and connect.

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Abimbola Tschetter (MAPP '22) is a business writer, editor, and consultant based near Seattle. She is an assistant instructor for the Penn MAPP program and co-editor of the MAPP alumni publication. A former admission counselor, Abi is developing OurStory, a program that leverages the college admission essay to shape positive personal narratives in adolescents.

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