Perspectives on the Intersection of Multiculturalism and Positive Psychology

  • Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti
  • Lisa M. Edwards

Part of the Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology book series (CAPP, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Theoretical Underpinnings and Research Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Heather N. Rasmussen, Lea Lavish
      Pages 17-30
    3. Cristalis Capielo, Lauren Mann, Bailey Nevels, Edward Delgado-Romero
      Pages 31-44
    4. Samuel M. Y. Ho, Tina L. Rochelle, Lawrence S. C. Law, Wenjie Duan, Yu Bai, Shih-Ming Shih
      Pages 45-57
  3. Specific Constructs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Christine Robitschek, Danielle Sirles, Erin E. Hardin
      Pages 75-91
    3. Belinda Campos, Sharon Shenhav
      Pages 93-105
  4. Specific Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Jeanne Nakamura, Michael Warren, Brittany Branand, Pi-Ju Liu, Brett Wheeler, Thomas Chan
      Pages 109-124
    3. Matt Englar-Carlson, Rebekah Smart
      Pages 125-141
    4. Melissa D. Falb, Kenneth I. Pargament
      Pages 143-157
    5. William Ming Liu, Allison Allmon
      Pages 159-173
    6. Michael L. Wehmeyer, Karrie A. Shogren
      Pages 175-188
    7. Sharon G. Horne, Julia A. Puckett, Raphael Apter, Heidi M. Levitt
      Pages 189-202
  5. Applications of Positive Psychology in Multicultural Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Casey A. Holtz, Michael J. Martinez
      Pages 205-218
    3. Carolyn M. Youssef-Morgan, James Hardy
      Pages 219-233
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. John Chambers Christopher, Katie Lynn Howe
      Pages 253-266
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 267-274

About this book


This book provides the first comprehensive collection of topics that lie within the intersection of positive psychology and multicultural issues. Written by leaders in the field and using a broad definition of culture (including race, ethnicity, socioeconomic or social class status, disability status, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, and gender), this book reviews relevant research, theory, and suggestions for practice and highlights the importance of considering context within a strengths-based framework. Beginning with a history of the intersection of multiculturalism and positive psychology and issues related to measurement and methodology, the volume proceeds to specific examples of current research in multiple areas of cultural identity. Finally, domains (e.g., school, work, psychotherapy) in which the findings of this work can be applied are described, as are directions for future theory and research in this area.

This volume is aimed at students, scholars, and practitioners across several fields including multicultural psychology, positive psychology, counseling and clinical psychology, school psychology, social psychology, as well as marriage and family counseling, and social work. It will serve as an important reference to any who are interested in learning about the intersection of positive psychology and multiculturalism.


Affective Well-Being Culture Context in Positive Psychology Definitions of Culture in Positive Psychology Disability and Positive Psychology Diversity Management in the Workplace Exploring Strenghts Among Chinese Adults Gender and Positive Psychology LGBTQ Populations Multicultural Condiderations in Measurement Multicultural Population Multiculturalism School Settings Positive Developments and Strenghts Positive Psychology Movement Race and Ethnicity Race and Positive Psychology Religion and Positive Psychology Social Class Mobility Spirituality and Positive Psychology Understanding the Influence of Culture

Editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti
    • 1
  • Lisa M. Edwards
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychology & Child DevelopmentCalifornia Polytechnic State UniversitySan Luis ObispoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Counselor Education and Counseling PsychologyMarquette UniversityMilwaukeeUSA

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