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Positive Psychology in Latin America

  • Alejandro Castro Solano

Benefits

  • Provides a culture-fair perspective on positive psychology research and practice

  • Provides a deep understanding of the ways in which context can affect practice, intervention and research results

  • Includes topics related to positive communities and citizenship behaviors

Book

Part of the Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology book series (CAPP, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. General Approach to Positive Psychology in Latin America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alejandro Castro Solano
      Pages 21-36
    3. Maria Laura Lupano Perugini
      Pages 37-60
  3. Positive Psychology and Academic Achievement

  4. Positive Psychology and Childhood

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Belén Mesurado, María Cristina Richaud de Minzi
      Pages 161-177
    3. Viviana N. Lemos, María Cristina Richaud de Minzi
      Pages 179-193
    4. María Cristina Richaud de Minzi, Viviana N. Lemos
      Pages 195-211
  5. Positive Psychology, Community and Health

About this book

Introduction

This volume describes a culture-fair perspective on positive psychology research and practice in Latin America. It provides a deep understanding of the ways in which context can affect practice, intervention and research results. The development of Positive Psychology in areas such as test adaptation and construction, prediction of academic achievement and empowerment of children at risk is presented. Furthermore, topics related to positive communities and citizenship behaviors are included.

The volume is organized into four sections. The first section presents the importance of test adaption and construction in order to assess Positive Psychology constructs, with a special focus on well-being as a core construct. The second section summarizes a group of research studies carefully designed to predict academic achievement applying Positive Psychology constructs. The third section outlines a set of studies intended to develop flow, resilience, social skills and positive emotions in children at risk. And finally the fourth and last section introduces two points of view focused on communities in order to assess positive dimensions and to promote positive behaviors.

This volume, aimed at researchers and Psychology, Education, Health and the Social Sciences students, is a useful tool for people interested in the development of Positive Psychology in Latin American countries.​

Keywords

Academic Achievement of Argentine Students Childhood Prosocial Behavior in Schools Community and Health in Latin America Cultural competences of international students Happiness and Well-Being in Latin America Positive Communities Positive Emotions in Children Positive Organizations in Latin america Positive Psychology Ibero-American Meetings Positive Psychology and Academic Achievement Positive Psychology and Childhood Positive Psychology in Latin America Promotion of Resiliency in Children Psychological Well-being Studies on Well-being in Latin America

Editors and affiliations

  • Alejandro Castro Solano
    • 1
  1. 1.National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET)University of PalermoBuenos AiresArgentina

About the editors

Alejandro Castro Solano, Ph.D in Psychology is a senior researcher at National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET, Argentina). He is a professor at the University of Palermo and University of Buenos Aires, where he teaches research methods and psychological assessment for undergraduate and postgraduate students. His research interests are related to test construction, leadership and positive psychology. Currently he is in charge of the Psychology PhD Program at the University of Palermo. He has served as a member of the IPPA´s Board of Directors since 2009.

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