Perspectives on the Intersection of Multiculturalism and Positive Psychology
- The first comprehensive book addressing the intersection of positive psychology and multiculturalism with a focus on diverse populations within the United States
- Review of current theory and research about positive psychological constructs within a cultural context in addition to applications for various areas of practice
- Offers a broad and inclusive discussion of various aspects of identity and positive psychology
This book provides the first comprehensive collection of topics that lie within the intersection of positive psychology and multicultural issues. Written by leaders in the field and using a broad definition of culture (including race, ethnicity, socioeconomic or social class status, disability status, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, and gender), this book reviews relevant research, theory, and suggestions for practice and highlights the importance of considering context within a strengths-based framework. Beginning with a history of the intersection of multiculturalism and positive psychology and issues related to measurement and methodology, the volume proceeds to specific examples of current research in multiple areas of cultural identity. Finally, domains (e.g., school, work, psychotherapy) in which the findings of this work can be applied are described, as are directions for future theory and research in this area.
This volume is aimed at students, scholars, and practitioners across several fields including multicultural psychology, positive psychology, counseling and clinical psychology, school psychology, social psychology, as well as marriage and family counseling, and social work. It will serve as an important reference to any who are interested in learning about the intersection of positive psychology and multiculturalism.
Springer Science & Business Media
Affective Well-Being, Culture Context in Positive Psychology, Definitions of Culture in Positive Psychology, Disability and Positive Psychology, Diversity Management in the Workplace, Exploring Strengths Among Chinese Adults, Gender and Positive Psychology, LGBTQ Populations, Multicultural Considerations in Measurement, Multicultural Population, Multiculturalism School Settings, Positive Developments and Strengths, Positive Psychology Movement, Race and Ethnicity, Race and Positive Psychology, Religion and Positive Psychology, Social Class Mobility, Spirituality and Positive Psychology, Understanding the Influence of Culture