Made in the UAE : an indigenous positive psychology for the United Arab Emirates

dc.contributor.author Lambert, Louise
dc.contributor.author Pasha-Zaidi, Nausheen
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-29T13:14:15Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-29T13:14:15Z
dc.date.copyright 2015
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.description This book chapter is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this book chapter is published in Mental Health and Psychological Practice in the United Arab Emirates (2015), available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137558237_8. en_US
dc.description.abstract Positive psychology focuses on the creation of positive emotions and positive experiences in the lives of individuals, groups, and societies. It examines the positive aspects of people’s lives and its research aims are to study the reasons for individuals and groups to excel. The founders, Martin Seligman and Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi (2000), argue that traditional psychologists ignore people who want to be happy if they don’t have a mental disorder. As such, although the psychologist’s goal is to help, they often just help individuals to better cope with misery. In other words, they argue that mainstream psychologists have been so programmed to see only what is wrong with a person that when someone doesn’t necessarily have any sort of pathology but wants to simply improve his or her life, psychologists have nothing to say. Clients such as these end up feeling disappointed in therapy—and often grow worse—as they are not given the skills to move forward. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Lambert, L., & Pasha-Zaidi, N. (2015). Made in the UAE: An indigenous positive psychology for the United Arab Emirates. In: C.Y. Al-Karam & A. Haque (Eds.), Mental Health and Psychological Practice in the United Arab Emirates (pp 83-91). New York : Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137558237_8 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9781137558237; 9781349566525
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137558237_8
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12519/76
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan en_US
dc.relation Authors Affiliations: Lambert, L., Canadian University of Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Pasha-Zaidi, N., Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
dc.relation.ispartofseries Mental Health and Psychological Practice in the United Arab Emirates;
dc.rights Permission to reuse the abstract has been secured from the Palgrave Macmillan. en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright: 2015 Louise Lambert and Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi
dc.subject Positive emotion en_US
dc.subject Positive psychology en_US
dc.subject Support autonomy en_US
dc.subject Character strengths en_US
dc.subject Happiness study en_US
dc.title Made in the UAE : an indigenous positive psychology for the United Arab Emirates en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US
Files
License bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
No Thumbnail Available
Name:
license.txt
Size:
1.71 KB
Format:
Item-specific license agreed upon to submission
Description: