If you think you know what positive psychology is, think again! This book offers a new integrative vision for making life better that takes in the body and the brain, culture and society, childhood and development… A must read for students.

Culture and Society

Culture and Society

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

Learning Objectives – At the End of the Chapter You Will Be Able To…

  • Differentiate between intersubjective (culture) and interobjective (society) domains
  • Think about how to apply PPIs at all levels of Bronfenbrenner's experimental ecology
  • Know how to make the microsystem (immediate setting) more conducive to wellbeing
  • Articulate the relevance of the mesosystem (links between microsystems) to wellbeing
  • Conceive of and plan exosystem (community-level) PPIs
  • Appreciate how macrosystems (e.g., political structures) influence wellbeing
  • Understand the relevance to PP of progressive social movements (e.g., environmentalism)

List of Topics…

  • Relationships and social capital
  • Theories of gender
  • Aesthetic and ergonomic design
  • Virtual interaction
  • Community wellbeing factors
  • Quality of life acts
  • Shared spaces and urban ...
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