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Theoretical Approaches to Multi-Cultural Positive Psychological Interventions

Editors: Van Zyl, Llewellyn Ellardus, Rothmann, Sr., Sebastiaan (Eds.)

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  • Provides important insights on the development of positive psychological capacities in multi-cultural contexts
  • Presents cutting-edge theoretical advancements in positive psychological interventions (PPIs) 
  • Addresses the unique focus that PPIs should have in order to be effective in multi-cultural contexts 
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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.   

About the authors

Llewellyn van Zyl (PhD) is currently an assistant professor of work and organizational psychology at the University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands.  He also holds an extraordinary professorship in Industrial Psychology with the Optentia Research Focus Area at the North-West University. Academically, he has completed a Doctorate degree in the field of Industrial Psychology, specializing in the development and evaluation of Positive Psychological Interventions aimed at increasing happiness. He also holds a Master of Commerce, an Honours and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Psychology, which were obtained from the North-West University (cum laude) at the top of his class. These qualifications provided him with a means to register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a psychologist (cat: industrial). Professionally, Llewellyn is a respected researcher and published author of various scientific articles and specialist books. Within the scientific community he is known for his academic work as Associate Editor of the South African Journal of Industrial Psychology as well as his work on the editorial board of the Journal of Leadership and Organizational studies. Llewellyn has extensive experience within the tertiary educational environment (as a lecturer and researcher), as well as within the private and public sectors (as a consultant). Llewellyn has a passion for Online Positive Psychological Interventions aimed at talent development and consumer behaviour. As of 1 January 2017, Llewellyn holds the ranking as a C2 rated researcher with the National Research Foundation within South Africa.

Sebastiaan Rothmann (Ph.D) is a professor in Industrial/Organisational Psychology at the North-West University (Vanderbijlpark Campus) and the Director of the Optentia Research Programme in South Africa. His research journey started with the topics of stress, burnout and work engagement and has evolved towards prospering and flourishing of people in work and organisational contexts. People who prosper in work and organisational contexts are satisfied with their jobs, experience positive emotions, are energetic, learning and dedicated, experience satisfaction of their autonomy, competence and relatedness needs, find meaning and purpose in their work, experience harmony and relate positively. He focuses on researching the prospering of people at work, the antecedents and outcomes thereof, and intervention programmes that could contribute to prospering of individuals and organisations.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • Moving Forward in Fostering Humour: Towards Training Lighter Forms of Humour in Multicultural Contexts

    Pages 1-20

    Hofmann, Jennifer (et al.)

  • Taking a Strengths-Based Approach to Address Discrimination Experiences in a Clinical Context

    Pages 21-50

    Klibert, Jeff (et al.)

  • Self-determination and Positive Psychology Interventions: An Extension of the Positive Activity Model in the Context of Unemployment

    Pages 51-67

    Vaart, Leoni (et al.)

  • Creating and Disseminating Positive Psychology Interventions That Endure: Lessons from the Past, Gazing Toward the Future

    Pages 69-95

    Worthington, Everett L., Jr.

  • The Potential of Job Demands-Resources Interventions in Organizations

    Pages 97-114

    van Wingerden, Jessica (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theoretical Approaches to Multi-Cultural Positive Psychological Interventions
Editors
  • Llewellyn Ellardus Van Zyl
  • Sebastiaan Rothmann, Sr.
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20583-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20583-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20582-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 544
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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