Theoretical Approaches to Multi-Cultural Positive Psychological Interventions

Author: Llewellyn Ellardus Van Zyl

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030205836

Category: Psychology

Page: 544

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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.
Positive Psychological Intervention Design and Protocols for Multi-Cultural Contexts

Author: Llewellyn Ellardus Van Zyl

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030200206

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

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This volume presents innovative and contemporary methodologies and intervention protocols for the enhancement of positive psychological attributes in multicultural professional and organizational contexts. Most methods, models and approaches that underpin positive psychological interventions are confined to clinical samples, closed systems or monocultural contexts, which restrict their applicability to particular contexts. Extensive practical intervention protocols, designs and methods which usually accompany first draft intervention papers are condensed into brief paragraphs in final manuscripts or removed in their entirety. This, in turn, reduces their potential for replicability or adoption by consumers, practitioners, or industry. This volume develops guidelines for enhancing positive psychological attributes, such as positive moods (e.g. positive affect; life satisfaction), strengths (e.g. gratitude; humour), cognitions (e.g. hope; optimism) and behaviours (e.g. emotional regulation; positive relationship building) within various multicultural contexts. Thereby, it shows how positive psychology interventions can be replicated to a wide-range of contexts beyond those in which they were developed.
Positive Organizational Psychology Interventions

Author: Stewart I. Donaldson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118977378

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

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POSITIVE ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY INTERVENTIONS DISCOVER THE LATEST ADVANCEMENTS IN THE FIELD OF POSITIVE ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY Positive Organizational Psychology Interventions: Design and Evaluation delivers a concise description and synthesis of positive organizational psychology theory, empirical research, and evidence-based applications. Based on a thorough review of the peer-reviewed literature by the accomplished and distinguished editors, the book offers readers an encapsulation of the growth of the field and the latest state-of-the-art theory and research-driven interventions in this emerging area. You’ll discover the breadth and depth of the field of positive organizational psychology grounded in empirical research and evidence-based practice, thereby avoiding some of the frivolousness and optimism sometimes associated with the field. The book provides an honest and balanced view of positive organizational psychology by acknowledging the limitations of the research, relevant critiques, and the extent to which findings can be applied. Finally, the volume will serve as a useful tool to inspire ideas for further evidence-based research and intervention design, and for facilitating class exercises, discussions, projects, and more. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of: A thorough introduction to positive organizational psychology and research methods commonly used in positive organizational psychology An exploration of positive psychological states, traits, and processes in the workplace, as well as strength and virtues at work Practical discussions of flow and work engagement, job crafting, strengths-focused performance reviews, positive organizational capacity building, positive cultural humility, a positive approach to sexual harassment prevention, and positive leadership development An analysis of positive organizational development and positive human resource practices, as well as workplace well-being, thriving, and flourishing Perfect for undergraduate and graduate students in psychology programs, Positive Organizational Psychology Interventions will also earn a place in the libraries of practitioners of positive psychology who seek a one-stop reference for the latest developments in positive organizational psychology scholarship.
Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Grit

Author: Llewellyn Ellardus van Zyl

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030573898

Category: Psychology

Page: 260

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This volume provides a multi-disciplinary perspective on grit, its measurement, manifestation and development. Specifically, it provides a comprehensive and balanced response to critiques associated with the construct within the contemporary positive psychological literature. These critiques revolve around the lack of consensus in the conceptualisation, measurement, and management of grit, as well as consensus on its difference from other psychological constructs such as conscientiousness, diligence or determination. Therefore, this volume thoroughly reappraises and consolidates the nature, function, measurement and implications of grit in order to effectively advance the science of achievement. It looks at grit scales developed in various countries and evaluates the concept in various aspects of life, from work performance to sports. Written by a team of multi-disciplinary experts in fields ranging from neuroscience, sociology, and education to human resource management and psychology, this volume firmly positions grit within the discipline of positive psychology’s nomological lexicon.
Positive Psychological Science

Author: Stewart I. Donaldson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429679445

Category: Psychology

Page: 274

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Positive psychological science has experienced extraordinary growth over the past two decades. Research in this area is revealing new strategies and interventions for improving everyday life, health and well-being, work, education, and societies across the globe. Contributions from luminaries in the field provide excellent reviews of the selected topics, summarizing empirical evidence, describing measurement tools, and offering recommendations for improving many aspects of our lives. Comprehensively updated, this second edition not only incorporates the more recent empirical findings; three new chapters on relationships and love, the importance of purpose, and the stimulation of education practice have been added. Focused on peer-reviewed and theory-driven psychological science, this book uniquely establishes a bridge between the intellectual movement for positive psychology and how it works in the real world. This collection of chapters will inspire the reader to creatively find new opportunities to better the human condition, whether these are in our lives, schools, health care settings, or workplaces. This book will be of interest to all psychologists and social scientists, applied researchers, program designers and evaluators, educators, leaders, students, and anyone interested in applying the science of positive psychology to improve everyday life and/or to promote social betterment and justice locally and globally.
Coaching Psychology: Meta-theoretical perspectives and applications in multicultural contexts

Author: Llewellyn E. van Zyl

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319310121

Category: Psychology

Page: 428

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This book offers detailed strategies, methodologies, approaches, practice guidelines, and policy implications effective for professional coaching on the individual, group and organizational level. It details empirical research-based and theoretical perspectives on coaching psychology as well as elaborates upon the fundamentals within multi-cultural contexts. First delivering a general introduction to coaching psychology before going on to examine specific psychological approaches towards coaching. The book also provides a conceptual framework for the use of psychometrics in multi-cultural coaching psychology. Next, the book presents meta-theoretical perspectives and applications for multi-cultural contexts, such as how to enhance leadership with group coaching from a system psychodynamic approach, how coaching can be used to support behavioral engagement and wellbeing, and how to utilize symbolic expressions, art, myths, dreams, and fantasies in coaching. This book provides practical tools towards critical self-reflective practice. Delivering the current state of the art research by presenting psychological coaching strategies theory and practice in one viewpoint. It also informs on the activity of various research approaches, thus interesting the broader student and academic reader. It will help all readers evaluate their current coaching competencies and, in the end, become better coaches. The book will also serve as an ideal resource for psychologists who want to migrate into coaching psychology.
Positive Psychology Coaching in the Workplace

Author: Wendy-Ann Smith

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030799526

Category: Psychology

Page: 595

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This research-to-practice text explores how coaching can support thriving in the workplace. It focuses on positive psychology coaching in the workplace in relation to: the convergence with organisational psychology and coaching psychology, professional and ethical practices, resilience and wellbeing, team and systemic approaches, leadership, tools of intervention, convergence of clinical interventions and virtuousness, and the future of thriving workplaces. The chapter contributions represent a truly international scholarship and bring together complementary perspectives from the fields of positive psychology, coaching psychology, organisational psychology, organisational scholarship, neuroscience, education and philosophy. Written in a scholarly but accessible style, this text is of interest to a wide readership, including academics, professionals and postgraduate students of positive psychology, organisational psychology, counselling and coaching psychology, human resource management, mental health, health and social welfare. "Smith, Boniwell and Green have brought together an outstanding collection of thought leaders from the field of positive psychology coaching to craft an in-depth exploration of the contribution positive psychology can make to delivering transformation change through coaching conversations. A fascinating read, full of evidence and insight". Jonathan Passmore Professor of Coaching & Behavioural Change Director Henley Centre for Coaching, Henley Business School
Handbook of Positive Psychology Assessment

Author: Willibald Ruch

Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing GmbH

ISBN: 9781616766191

Category: Psychology

Page: 474

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Learn how to select the right positive psychology (PP) assessment tool for the right situation Written by internationally renowned authors Looks at well-being, traits, states, and behavior Presents the relevant psychometric properties Considers assessment challenges Recommends selection in different settings Explores new directions in PP A comprehensive guide to selecting positive psychology assessment tools This volume gives a state-of-the-art overview of assessment in the field of positive psychology, including a comprehensive survey of current theories, approaches, issues, and assessment instruments. In four sections, leading experts look at different conceptualizations of well-being and discuss specific traits, states, and behaviors. New directions in positive psychology are also explored, including measuring primal world beliefs, imagination, self-transcendent experiences, and nostalgia. Each chapter provides an introductory background to the positive psychology topic reviews the most relevant assessment instruments, and discusses the specific assessment-related challenges. Recommendations for selecting assessment tools are included for specific settings, such as school, relationships, health and clinical settings, leisure, and interventions. This book is a must for positive psychology researchers, instructors, students, and practitioners wanting to select the right positive psychology instrument for the right situation.