Evidence-Based Positive Psychological Interventions in Multi-Cultural Contexts

  • Llewellyn Ellardus Van Zyl
  • Sebastiaan Rothmann Sr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Ruut Veenhoven, Arnold Bakker, Martijn Burger, Pieter Van Haren, Wido Oerlemans
    Pages 1-23
  3. Llewellyn Ellardus Van Zyl, Inge Hulshof, Leah R. Dickens
    Pages 57-82
  4. Jane Gillham, Katherine Sachs Leventhal, Tayyab Rashid, Afroze Anjum, Steve Leventhal
    Pages 197-225
  5. Guadalupe Molinari, Ángel Enrique, María Dragomir-Davis, Cristina Botella
    Pages 251-267
  6. Giulia Corno, Guadalupe Molinari, Macarena Espinoza, Ernestina Etchemendy, Rocío Herrero, Alba Carrillo et al.
    Pages 269-287

About this book


This volume presents clearly defined and described evidence-based positive psychology interventions (PPIs), which have been validated in multi-cultural contexts. It discusses validated PPIs which have been shown to have a significant impact in both clinical and real-world settings. From the late 1990s, there has been an upsurge in popular psychological “self-help” publications drawing from processes and principles of positive psychology. These publications are based on clinically validated PPI studies and translated in a “consumer friendly” manner. However, in these popular works the intervention methods are significantly altered from the original forms, and the contexts of the consumers are meaningfully different from those of the original study populations, the impact on outcome variables are often misinterpreted or over-inflated, and incorrect outcome variables are targeted. Original research articles also do not extensively discuss the content of the interventions, but merely present short descriptions of the PPI. As such, the intervention content cannot accurately be translated into practice. Hence, the need for this volume which discusses in depth how validated PPIs in various multi-cultural contexts work in both clinical and real-world settings.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Llewellyn Ellardus Van Zyl
    • 1
  • Sebastiaan Rothmann Sr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation SciencesHuman Performance Management Group, Eindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Optentia Research Focus AreaNorth-West UniversityVanderbijlparkSouth Africa

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