Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology in Latin America

Editors: Castro Solano, Alejandro (Ed.)

  • Provides a culture-fair perspective on positive psychology research and practice
  • Provides a deep understanding of the ways in which context can affect practice, intervention and research results
  • Includes topics related to positive communities and citizenship behaviors ​
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About this book

This volume describes a culture-fair perspective on positive psychology research and practice in Latin America. It provides a deep understanding of the ways in which context can affect practice, intervention and research results. The development of Positive Psychology in areas such as test adaptation and construction, prediction of academic achievement and empowerment of children at risk is presented. Furthermore, topics related to positive communities and citizenship behaviors are included.

The volume is organized into four sections. The first section presents the importance of test adaption and construction in order to assess Positive Psychology constructs, with a special focus on well-being as a core construct. The second section summarizes a group of research studies carefully designed to predict academic achievement applying Positive Psychology constructs. The third section outlines a set of studies intended to develop flow, resilience, social skills and positive emotions in children at risk. And finally the fourth and last section introduces two points of view focused on communities in order to assess positive dimensions and to promote positive behaviors.

This volume, aimed at researchers and Psychology, Education, Health and the Social Sciences students, is a useful tool for people interested in the development of Positive Psychology in Latin American countries.

About the authors

Alejandro Castro Solano, Ph.D in Psychology is a senior researcher at National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET, Argentina). He is a professor at the University of Palermo and University of Buenos Aires, where he teaches research methods and psychological assessment for undergraduate and postgraduate students. His research interests are related to test construction, leadership and positive psychology. Currently he is in charge of the Psychology PhD Program at the University of Palermo. He has served as a member of the IPPA´s Board of Directors since 2009.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Overview of Positive Psychology in Latin-American Countries

    Castro Solano, Alejandro

    Pages 3-20

  • Latin-American Studies on Well-Being

    Castro Solano, Alejandro

    Pages 21-36

  • Positive Psychological Assessment in Latin America

    Perugini, Maria Laura Lupano

    Pages 37-60

  • Perceived Parenting-Style: Its Central Role in Psychological Adjustment and Academic Achievement of Argentinean Students

    Liporace, Mercedes Fernández (et al.)

    Pages 63-87

  • Cultural Competences of International Students: Its Role on Successful Sociocultural and Psychological Adaptation

    Castro Solano, Alejandro (et al.)

    Pages 89-110

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9035-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9034-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0739-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Positive Psychology in Latin America
Editors
  • Alejandro Castro Solano
Series Title
Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9035-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9035-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9034-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0739-6
Series ISSN
2210-5417
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 273
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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