Positive Nations and Communities

Collective, Qualitative and Cultural-Sensitive Processes in Positive Psychology

  • Helena Águeda Marujo
  • Luis Miguel Neto

Part of the Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology book series (CAPP, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introductory Perspectives

  3. Display of Psychological Attributes: From Personal to Social

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Lawrence Soosai Nathan, Antonella Delle Fave
      Pages 35-64
    3. Graciela Tonon, Lía Rodriguez de la Vega
      Pages 65-77
    4. Kamlesh Singh, Anjali Jain, Dalbir Singh
      Pages 79-100
    5. Mercedes A. McCormick, Grant J. Rich, Deborah Harris O’Brien, Annie Chai
      Pages 101-115
  4. Realization: From Individual to Collective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Júlio Rique Neto, Robert Enright, Bruna Seibel, Silvia Koller
      Pages 135-147
  5. Agency: From Passive to Active

About this book


This book approaches the field of positive psychology from a post-modern perspective. It explores the consequences of combining current trends and models with supplementary participatory and transformative methods. The book brings a more collective, qualitative, culturally sensitive and transformative approach to the processes of making sense and implementing the science of positive psychology. It moves beyond the individual level towards a “knowledge community” and “knowledge of the communities”. The book is an invitation to more participatory and polyphonic dialogues in the field of positive psychology.



Activities and Student Development Akumal Manifesto Appling Positive Psychology in South Africa Building Positive Nations Construction of Positive Nations Ethical Consciousness in Positive Psychology Forgiveness within Cultures Geographical Distribution of Happiness Gross National Happiness Happiness and Subjective Well-Being Importance of Friendship Moral Character of Society Positive Community Development Positive Community Psychology Positive Human Processes Positive Nations and Positive Communities Positive Psychology Revolution of Happiness Rhizome and Gift-Exchange

Editors and affiliations

  • Helena Águeda Marujo
    • 1
  • Luis Miguel Neto
    • 2
  1. 1.CAPP–Ctr. for Pub. Pol. and Adm.Technical University of Lisbon School of Soc. and Pol. Scs, ISCSPLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.CAPP–Ctr. for Pub. Pol. and Adm.Technical University of Lisbon School of Soc. and Pol. Scs, ISCSPLisboaPortugal

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