Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology

Positive Nations and Communities

Collective, Qualitative and Cultural-Sensitive Processes in Positive Psychology

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

  • 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”
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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.

 

About the authors

Helena Águeda Marujo is professor of Management of Human Resources at Technical Lisbon University in Portugal. Her research interests ate in Positive Community Psychology, in particular how to bring positive psychology to impoverish and marginalized populations, studying processes such as post-traumatic growth, happiness, optimism and hope as mediators for the struggle for better lives. Social justice, relational goods and rhizome relations are some of the concepts underlying her argument for new methods and approaches in research. Together with Dr. Luis Neto she coined the term Transformative Appreciative Research that integrates those perspectives. She is currently an invited professor at Valladolid University in Spain, and was a visiting professor and invited Luis Miguel Neto is professor at Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. He taught for 29 years at Faculdade de Psicologia/Psychology School of Lisbon University, where he coordinates for ten years a Open Community Service of Family Therapy. He has a EdD in family Therapy from University of Massachusetts, USA and a Master from Seville University in Spain. He is an invited teacher at Valladolid University where he gives classes on a post-graduated course on Positive Psychology and development of Sense of Humour.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Two Images: Rhizome and Gift-Exchange in Life and Service

    Kinman, Christopher J.

    Pages 3-15

  • Positive Institutions, Communities, and Nations: Methods and Internationalizing Positive Psychology Concepts

    Rich, Grant J.

    Pages 17-32

  • The Altruism Spiral: An Integrated Model for a Harmonious Future

    Nathan, Lawrence Soosai (et al.)

    Pages 35-64

  • The Importance of Friendship in the Construction of Positive Nations

    Tonon, Graciela (et al.)

    Pages 65-77

  • Satsang: A Culture Specific Effective Practice for Well-Being

    Singh, Kamlesh (et al.)

    Pages 79-100

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6868-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Positive Nations and Communities
Book Subtitle
Collective, Qualitative and Cultural-Sensitive Processes in Positive Psychology
Editors
  • Helena Águeda Marujo
  • Luis Miguel Neto
Series Title
Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6869-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6869-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6868-0
Series ISSN
2210-5417
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 262
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