Positive Psychology in the Middle East/North Africa

Research, Policy, and Practise

  • Louise Lambert
  • Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Louise Lambert, Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi
    Pages 1-7
  3. Government and Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Louise Lambert, Aziz Mulay-Shah, Meg. A. Warren, Yara Younis
      Pages 11-35
    3. Aziz Mulay-Shah, Louise Lambert, Yara Younis, Bronwyn P. Wood
      Pages 37-70
    4. Aubrilyn Reeder, Louise Lambert, Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi
      Pages 71-90
  4. Education and the Workplace

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Louise Lambert, Rehman Abdulrehman, Cameron Mirza
      Pages 93-110
    3. Saddiga Jaber Al-Ghalib, Shaden Abdul-Hakeem Al-Khalifah, Afeefah Y. Salim, Rana Abdulrahman Hafed Dahlawi
      Pages 111-131
    4. Louise Lambert, Elizabeth Topolskaya, Meg A. Warren, Mansoor Anwar Habib
      Pages 133-156
  5. Measurement: Research Trends and Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Aamna Al-Shehhi, Ian Grey, Justin Thomas
      Pages 159-182
    3. Louise Lambert, Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi, Annie E. Crookes
      Pages 183-205
    4. Louise Lambert, Lauren Hotchkiss, Holli-Anne Passmore
      Pages 207-234
  6. Culture and Religion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Mohsen Joshanloo, Dan Weijers
      Pages 237-256
    3. Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi, Muna Odeh
      Pages 257-284
    4. Richard J. Estes, M. Joseph Sirgy
      Pages 285-309
  7. Physical and Psychological Health

About this book


This volume looks at positive psychology from a culturally-responsive, empirically-driven perspective to avoid a descent into pseudoscience. Through evidence-based, regionally relevant topics in the field of well-being, this volume shows how increasing levels of excellence in the GCC region enhance upon business, education, research, and social innovations. Grounded in the empirical research literature, each chapter applies psychological concepts to locally relevant considerations, such as culture, religion, and socio-political contexts, making this book an essential tool for understanding positive psychology and well-being in the GCC nations and beyond. 


Positive Psychology in Gulf Region Positive Psychology from a Cultural Perspective Levels of Excellence in GCC Region Islamic Identity and Well-being Character Strengths in Higher Education Culturally-responsive Positive Psychotherapy Well-being and the Built Environment Organizational Strategies Increasing Positivity Positive Social Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Louise Lambert
    • 1
  • Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi
    • 2
  1. 1.Editor in ChiefMiddle East Journal of Positive PsychologyDubaiUnited Arab Emirates
  2. 2.Department of Social ScienceHouston Community College, University of Houston-DowntownHoustonUSA

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