My latest interview – with Positive Psychology Program

By Lisa Sansom / March 23, 2014 / 0 Comments

A big thank you to Seph Fontane Pennock, from the website, for reaching out to interview me about my work, my life and positive psychology. I’ve had the privilege to be part of the positive psychology community since 2009, when I started the MAPP program at the University of Pennsylvania, and it’s only been […]

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March 20th is International Day of Happiness

By Lisa Sansom / March 18, 2014 / 0 Comments

Regular readers of this irregular blog will know that my background is in positive psychology, and that I graduated from the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania. Many of my colleagues have collaborated to produce an online positive psychology conference for March 20th, the United Nations’ International Day of Happiness. […]

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Blue Zones at MAPP Summit

By Lisa Sansom / November 20, 2012 / 0 Comments

This is the last in my series of positive speakers at the 2012 MAPP Summit in Philadelphia. Previous posts in this series discussed reciprocity rings, connectedness, perception of time, and MAPP alumni sharing. You may have heard of Blue Zones, the fabulous research by Dan Buettner about healthy longevity around the world. Essentially, Dan has […]

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Reciprocity: what can I do for you?

By Lisa Sansom / November 9, 2012 / 3 Comments

This is the fourth article in my series about the 2012 MAPP Summit, which took place in Philadelphia October 2012. Previous articles are here and here and here.  Dr. Adam Grant was a new instructor at Wharton, as far as I recall, when I did my MAPP (Master of Applied Positive Psychology) program at the University of Pennsylvania. […]

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MAPP Summit in Philly

By Lisa Sansom / November 2, 2012 / 3 Comments

Those who have been following this blog for a long time might know that each year, I head to Philadelphia for a very special “conference”. It’s called the “MAPP Summit” and it’s held for graduates and current students from the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania. This year, alumni held […]

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More positive psychology at U Penn coming right up!

By Lisa Sansom / October 16, 2012 / 0 Comments

This time of year, I look forward to attending the “MAPP Summit” in Philadelphia. It’s sort of like my program’s homecoming – current students of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program get together with Alumni who are able to make it, and we all attend class together. We learn from various professors – the […]

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