American Indian traditional ways
convergence and divergence with positive psychology
This chapter overviews points of congruency and departure between American Indian (AI) traditional ways and mainstream positive psychology. Particular emphasis is placed upon recognizing AI traditional ways as systems of science and knowing that predate mainstream psychology and other academic fields. Diversity in AI orientations is acknowledged and focus is placed on the commonalities among traditional AI Indigenous worldviews already articulated in the literature by AI authors. The Indigenous Healing Model is presented as a venue for bridging the two orientations to wellness, and as a catalyst for rethinking training and research in psychology.
Rouse, L. (2014)., American Indian traditional ways: convergence and divergence with positive psychology, in C. Kim-Prieto (ed.), Religion and spirituality across cultures, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 137-159.
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