Theoretical Approaches to Multi-Cultural Positive Psychological Interventions

  • Llewellyn Ellardus Van Zyl
  • Sebastiaan Rothmann Sr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Jessica van Wingerden, Leoni van der Vaart
    Pages 97-114
  3. Scott I. Donaldson, Joo Young Lee, Stewart I. Donaldson
    Pages 115-159
  4. Kgomotso Silvia Malinga, Marius Stander, Werner Nell
    Pages 201-228
  5. Madison Kawakami Gilbertson, Sarah Schnitker, Evelyn R. Carter
    Pages 229-259
  6. Chandra Donnell Carey, Jenelle S. Pitt, Jennifer Sánchez, Stacie Robertson, Elias Mpofu
    Pages 261-280
  7. Daniël H. du Toit, Sonet du Toit
    Pages 391-412
  8. Jolanta Burke, Jonathan Passmore
    Pages 463-475

About this book


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 Interventions in Organizations Self-administered Intentional Activities Group-based Strength Development Strength-based Coaching Intervention Methodologies Sport and Performance Job-crafting Interventions Positivity Projective Technique Coaching and Positive Psychology Interventions

Editors and affiliations

  • Llewellyn Ellardus Van Zyl
    • 1
  • Sebastiaan Rothmann Sr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences, Human Performance Management GroupEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Optentia Research Focus AreaNorth-West University Vaal Triangle CampusVanderbijlparkSouth Africa

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