Positive Psychology in Latin America PDF ePub eBook

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Positive Psychology in Latin America free pdf 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.

About Alejandro Castro Solano

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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Author : Alejandro Castro Solano
Publisher : Springer
Data Published : 12 June 2014
ISBN : 9401790345
EAN : 9789401790345
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 273 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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