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Positive Nations and Communities

Collective, Qualitative and Cultural-Sensitive Processes in Positive Psychology

Águeda Marujo, Helena, Neto, Luis Miguel (Eds.)

2014, XXIV, 262 p. 5 illus., 3 illus. in color.

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  • Approaches the field of positive psychology from a post-modern perspective
  • Challenges ideas and procedures while building upon the virtues of current models
  • Builds on Maslow’s idea of “growth science”

This book approaches the field of positive psychology from a post-modern perspective. It explores the consequences of combining current trends and models with supplementary participatory and transformative methods. The book brings a more collective, qualitative, culturally sensitive and transformative approach to the processes of making sense and implementing the science of positive psychology. It moves beyond the individual level towards a “knowledge community” and “knowledge of the communities”. The book is an invitation to more participatory and polyphonic dialogues in the field of positive psychology.


Content Level » Research

Keywords » Activities and Student Development - Akumal Manifesto - Appling Positive Psychology in South Africa - Building Positive Nations - Construction of Positive Nations - Ethical Consciousness in Positive Psychology - Forgiveness within Cultures - Geographical Distribution of Happiness - Gross National Happiness - Happiness and Subjective Well-Being - Importance of Friendship - Moral Character of Society - Positive Community Development - Positive Community Psychology - Positive Human Processes - Positive Nations and Positive Communities - Positive Psychology - Revolution of Happiness - Rhizome and Gift-Exchange

Related subjects » Community Psychology - Psychology - Wellbeing & Quality-of-Life

Table of contents 

Preface; Ruut Veenhoven.- Introduction: Towards a Participatory and Ethical Consciousness in Positive Psychology; Helena Águeda Marujo and Luis Miguel Neto.- Part I. Introductory Perspectives.- Chapter 1. Two Images: Rhizome and the Gift Exchange in Life and Service; Christopher J. Kinman.- Chapter 2. Positive Institutions, Communities, and Nations: Methods and Internationalizing Positive Psychology Concepts; Grant J. Rich.- Part II. Display of Psychological Attributes: From Personal to Social.- Chapter 3. The Altruism Spiral: An Integrated Model for a Harmonious Future; Lawrence Soosai-Nathan and Antonella Delle Fave.- Chapter 4. The Importance of Friendship in the Construction of Positive Nations; Graciela Tonon and Lía Rodriguez de la Vega.- Chapter 5. Satsang: A Culture Specific Effective Practice for Well-Being; Kamlesh Singh, Anjali Jain and Dalbir Singh.- Chapter 6. Co-curricular Activities and Student Development: How Positive Nations encourage students to pursue careers in Psychology; Mercedes A. McCormick, Grant J. Rich, Deborah Harris O'Brien and Annie Chai.- Part III. Realization: From Individual to Collective.- Chapter 7. The European Championship as a Positive Festivity: Changes in Strenghts of Character Before, During and After the Euro 2008 in Switzerland; René Proyer, Fabian Gander, Sara Wellenzohn and Willibald Ruch.- Chapter 8. Positive Psychology and Interpersonal Forgiveness within Cultures; Julio R. Neto, Robert Enright, Bruna Seibel and Silvia Koller.- Chapter 9. South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Process as Applied Positive Psychology in Nation Building; Marié P. Wissing and Q. Michael Temane.- Part IV- Agency: From Passive to Active.- Chapter 10. Gross National Happiness: A Case Example of a Himalayan Kingdom’s Attempt to Build Positive Nations; George W. Burns.- Chapter 11. The Revolution of Happiness and the Happiness of Political Revolutions: Reflections around the Portuguese Case; Miguel Pereira Lopes, Patricia Jardim da Palma and Telmo Ferreira Alves.- Chapter 12. Positive Community Psychology and Positiv Community Development: Research and Intervention as Transformative Appreciative Actions; Luis Miguel Neto and Helena Águeda Marujo.-Chapter 13. From South West Africa to Namibia: Subjective Well-Being Twenty-one Years after Independence; S. Rothmann and Martina Perstling.    ​  

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