Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Service Learning Projects

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This service learning project addresses the problem of unhealthy anger expression amongst traumatized Middle Eastern refugee children. Invest in Children Africa (IiCA), our partner organization, provides art-based group therapy and classes to traumatized children. This project aims to understand anger through the contextual lens of our target population’s culture and religion, review the science behind relevant positive psychology interventions, and recommend a set of interventions (strengths spotting, mindfulness, and assertive communication) to encourage the positive expression of anger. We are excited to see positive psychology concepts integrated into the mission of IiCA, “bringing healing to Africa’s traumatized youth.”


VIA strengths, anger, resilience, trauma, refugees



Date Posted: 14 November 2016