Masters of Applied Positive Psychology. Explorers Sans Frontières (ESF). MAPP702 Cohort 4 Service Learning Stephanie Marie Ramones, Jeremy MacLaren Kelly, Anna Janeen Pesiridis , and Jorge Agarez Medeiros. Explorers Sans Frontières (ESF).
Founder and president- ShontaD. Collins, RN, BSN, MBA
Director of Student Outreach and Services- Lara Lechtenberg
*(Salas, DiazGranados, Weaver, & King, 2008)
Our mission is to provide the volunteers going to Haiti with an experience that leaves them feeling bonded and supported by their team and filled with positive emotion.
“To know the good is to do good”
(Adapted from Immersion Week Assignments at University of Pennsylvania’s MAPP Program, Fall 2010).
*(Bonner, Baumann, and Dalal, 2002; Stasser, Stewart, Wittenbaum, 1995).
*(PANAS; Watson, Clark, & Tellegen, 1988)
**(GEQ; Carless and De Paola, 2000)
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