Theoretical approaches to multi-cultural positive psychological interventions

Llewellyn Ellardus van Zyl (Editor), Sebastiaan Rothmann, Sr. (Editor)

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Abstract

This volume provides theoretical perspectives on and approaches to the development or enhancement of positive psychological capacities within various multi-cultural professional and organizational contexts. Specifically, it presents theoretical frameworks for the identification, development and optimization of positive psychological capacities through a contemporary, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary lens. In recent years, the applicability of positive psychological intervention (PPI) techniques has transposed the boundaries of clinical practice into a wide array of complementary domains such as law, education, business and even design sciences such as architecture. These interventions target the enhancement of positive psychological capacities (e.g. strength-identification and use; high-performance learning; appreciative design; job-crafting) in order to not only improve individual functioning, well-being and the treatment of various forms of psychopathology but also to enhance team functioning/performance, organizational growth and community development. Despite its importance, very little research has been done on the design of PPIs applicable to multi-cultural contexts. The contributions to this volume provide insights into this hitherto neglected area of research.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Singapore
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-20582-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2019
Externally publishedYes

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