First Advisor

Jerry Yocom, JD

Second Advisor

Dr. Amy Balogh


Regis College

Degree Name

Master of Arts


School for Professional Advancement

Department (optional)


Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

84 pages



The Happiness Workshop for Middle School Students:

The Experience of Learning Flow through Photographic Storytelling

The aim of this research project is to fill a gap in understanding regarding the benefits of learning flow experiences for adolescents, and in particular, middle school students in educational settings. The workshop model contained in this document uses photographic storytelling as a creative activity for middle school students to experience flow. What has not been covered is an application for learning flow experiences in a content specific subject such as math which has been identified as a topic for future research. The research contained in this study provides evidence to support the need for incorporating flow experiences for students in classroom settings, to achieve academic learning and success.

Date of Award

Summer 2021

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado