Claude-Hélène Mayer

Claude-Hélène Mayer
University of Johannesburg | uj · Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management

Professor in Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Mental health, salutogenesis across cultures, women in leadership, psychobiography, 4IR and positive psychology

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Introduction
Current projects: Fourth Industrial Revolution Impacts, Women in Leadership in Cultural Contexts, Shame in Organisational and Cultural Contexts, Intercultural Conflict Management and Mediation, Salutogenesis & Mental Health, Transcultural Love, Psychobiography, China in Africa, Reflexive Human Resource Management & Diversity. Interests: Positive Psychology, Systems Psychodynamics, and Qualitative and Mixed Method Studies, Psychobiography. Join us: https://psychobiographyforum.com/
Additional affiliations
December 2019 - December 2019
Universität Passau
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Conducting presentations, seminars, lecturs and research colloquia, as well as implementing new research projects, publication of common research and research project development.
February 2019 - present
University of Johannesburg
Position
  • Professor
January 2013 - December 2013
Rhodes University
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Conducting research projects and lecturing.
Education
January 2015 - April 2017
University of Portsmouth
Field of study
  • Crime Science, Investigation and Intelligence
March 2014 - April 2016
University of Pretoria
Field of study
  • Psychology
June 2008 - July 2012
Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
Field of study
  • Psychology with Focus on Work, Organisational and Cultural Psychology

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Publications (407)
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Managers are confronted with numerous challenging situations in their work life. Managing diverse interactions professionally has become a ubiquitous requirement of current working conditions in transcultural management, whilst remaining healthy at the same time. This study contributes to the theoretical debate on managerial sense of coherence, id...
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This Special Issue aims to explore the concepts of stress, coping resources, and coping strategies, which are rooted in several theories, such as the stress and coping theory and the salutogenesis theory, and to understand how their core constructs are manifested in various ethnic and cultural groups around the world. This Special Issue includes 13...
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) disrupts the world of work, new technologies change the nature of individuals’ work and their tasks, and therefore it is necessary to determine how managers cope with these changes, specifically relating to their salutogenesis. There is a lack of research conducted on the salutogenesis of managers in times of...
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This handbook includes state-of-the-art research on love in classical, modern and postmodern perspectives. It expands on previous literature and explores topics around love from new cultural, intercultural and transcultural approaches and across disciplines. It provides insights into various love concepts, like romantic love, agape, and eros in the...
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This edited volume provides new perspectives on how shame is experienced and transformed within digital worlds and Industry 4.0. The editors and authors discuss how individuals and organisations can constructively transform shame at work, in professional and private contexts, and with regard to socio-cultural lifestyle changes, founded in digitalis...
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Albertina Sisulu (1918-2011) was a South African anti-apartheid activist, and the wife of Walter Sisulu who spent 25 years in custody alongside Nelson Mandela. While Walter was on Robben Island, Albertina raised their five children, spent months in jail, and had her movements restricted. Albertina is referred to as the Mother of the Nation due to t...
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This article is the editorial for the Special Issue Positive and Existential Psychology in Times of Change: Towards Complex, Holistic, Systemic and Integrative Perspectives
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The author describes her personal experiences of life and death during a year of the COVID-19 pandemic from personal perspectives anchored in German and South African existentialist perspectives.
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Industry 4.0 (I4.0) needs new business practices, which focus on its positive impacts and sustainability. This article presents original empirical research from a multinational engineering company operating in South Africa and the challenges that area managers experience in this organization. It explores the meaning and meaning-making in times of o...
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This book chapter presents a psychobiographical account of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1918–2004), who was the ruler of Abu Dhabi for more than 30 years. Sheikh Zayed, who was the driving force behind the formation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and its first President (Ra’is) from 1971 to his death in 2004, is an extraordinary example of...
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In this chapter, the authors provide insights into the views of experts with regard to changes in the global automotive industry during VUCA times. They present findings from a qualitative, international study in the automotive industry, based on 30 qualitative interviews conducted with experts in the field. Findings show that crucial areas of lead...
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Wolfgang George, Karsten Weber (Hg.) Fehlendes Endlichkeitsbewusstsein und die Krisen im Anthropozän Resilienzstärkung angesichts globaler Herausforderungen · Auseinandersetzung mit der eigenen Endlichkeit · Ansätze zur individuellen und gesellschaftlichen Veränderung Kennzeichen unserer Zeit ist das Wachstum alles »Menschengemachten« bei glei...
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Design leadership, a conceptual component in design theory, provides a useful template for leaders in an ever-changing world. Design leadership has gained importance in global leadership and decision-making processes in contemporary politics.
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This is an interview which Paul H Elovitz conducted with Claude-Hélène Mayer. It is published in Clio's Psyche .
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The article reflects upon Arjun Appadurai’ s concept of “worldwide connectedness” through ethnoscapes and ideoscapes. It also analyzes their implications for shared spaces and transcultural identity development from an individual’s point of view.
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Die Vermittlung in Konflikten wird oftmals von den Menschen, die sich in Konflikten befinden, als schwierig erlebt. Dies ist verstärkt der Fall, wenn es sich um Konflikte handelt, die zwischen Men- schen unterschiedlicher kultureller Herkunft statt- finden. Denn hier sind die Konfliktparteien gefor- dert, unterschiedliche Werte, Interessen, kulture...
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Editorial on the Research Topic on COVID-19 and Existential Positive Psychology (PP2.0): The New Science of Self-Transcendence
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Henri Nouwen (1932-1996) was a charismatic Roman Catholic priest, psychologist, academic, public speaker, and spiritual guide. He was one of the most prolific and influential spiritual writers of the previous century. Although he died more than 25 years ago, increasing numbers of followers continue to seek guidance through his literary legacy. Ther...
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Epilog: reflections on the Future of Psychobiography This is the epilog of the book “Psychobiographical illustrations on meaning and identity in sociocultural contexts”. This Volume is part of the Palgrave Series on Sociocultural Psychology of the Lifecourse, and it aimed at providing new insights, original research, empirical findings and theoret...
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Die Didaktik, als Kunst des Lehrens und Lernens, ist ein wichtiger Teilbereich von Pädagogik und Bildungswissenschaften. Die interkulturelle Didaktik beschäftigt sich insbesondere mit dem Lehren und Lernen in kulturellen und kulturübergreifenden Kontexten. In diesem Kapitel wird argumentiert, dass sys- temisches Denken und Handeln im Blick auf inte...
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Wildlife crime has huge consequences regarding global environmental changes to animals, plants and the entire ecosystem. Combatting wildlife crime effectively requires a deep understanding of human-wildlife interactions and an analysis of the influencing factors. Conservation and green criminology are important in reducing wildlife crime, protectin...
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During COVID-19, the working world has changed inevitably, and many managers experience extreme strain and stress. This study determines how managers cope with the changes during COVID-19 from a positive psychology and salutogenic perspective. It employs a hermeneutical research design and an interpretivist paradigm by using a mixed-method research...
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Emotionen spielen im Umgang der Menschen mit sich selbst, mit anderen und mit der Welt eine herausragende Rolle. Scham ist ein Gefühl, das kulturüber- greifend zumeist als unangenehm und schmerzhaft empfunden und als negativ interpretiert wird. Scham wird beschrieben im Kontext von Gesundheitsressourcen und Salutogenese sowie Kohärenzgefühl. Anschl...
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The dark sides of personalities have gained importance during the past two decades. Psychobiography deals with the life of extraordinary individuals throughout the life span by applying selected theories to analyse specific life aspects. This study uses Theodore Millon’s (1990, 2011) personality theory to explore the life of Ferdinand Karl Piëch (1...
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Covid-19 has put a mental strain on many people globally in the short- and long-term perspective. It is extremely important to stay mentally healthy in times of pandemic challenges during social distancing, repeated lockdowns and social isolation, remote work, and home office and home-schooling practices. Humour is a coping strategy to deal with di...
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Ikigai and existential therapy both aim at finding meaning and purpose in life and thereby contribute to overcoming life's challenges. This chapter presents ikigai as a valuable approach to existential executive coaching in an executive leadership context. This approach has been applied not only in Japan, but also in German and South African leader...
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The aim of this chapter is to expand the discourse on how the Japanese philosophy of ikigai could be integrated into existing andragogical theories such as transformational pedagogy(s) as an instrument of self-reflection, location reassurance and reorientation. In this way, ikigai could be applied beyond the Japanese culture to support people in ad...
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The study is anchored in Pratt’s theory on ‘contact zones’ (CZ) and explores CZs in Gauteng-Province in Post-Apartheid South Africa, where experiences are influenced by highly diverse and hybrid cultural and language backgrounds. This article presents autoethnographic narrations of experiences of South Africans, addressing the void of emic perspect...
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Editorial: INFORMAL ABSTRACT FOR- Creating a meaningful life: Psychobiographical investigations Claude-Hélène Mayer, Paul, J.P. Fouché & Roelf van Niekerk C.-H. Mayer () Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, Auckland Park Campus, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa. Institut für Therapeutische Kommunika...
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This article serves as the editorial to the Special Issue of Europe’s Journal of Psychology that focusses on “Creating a meaningful life: Psychobiographical investigations.” The introduction provides a brief overview of the articles that offer original and innovative approaches to the growing research area of psychobiography, meaning and identity f...
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This article aims to uncover the meaning of life and death across the lifespan of the extraordinary person, Viktor E. Frankl (1905–1997). Frankl was purposively sampled due to his international acclaim as an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist, who later became famous as a holocaust survivor and the founder of logotherapy. Through his approach of...
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Dan P. McAdams is one of the well-known United States (US) contemporary psychobiographers and personality psychologists. Professor in psychology at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and author of the recently published book, The Strange Case of Donald J. Trump: A Psychological Reckoning. McAdams has previously published psychological ac...
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This article serves as the editorial to the Special Issue of Europe’s Journal of Psychology that focusses on “Creating a meaningful life: Psychobiographical investigations.” The introduction provides a brief overview of the articles that offer original and innovative approaches to the growing research area of psychobiography, meaning and identity f...
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During his lifetime, Karl Otto Lagerfeld (1933–2018) attained such industry renown that he became widely known as the Emperor of Fashion. Lagerfeld ran several fashion houses, such as Chanel and Fendi, leading them to unprecedented profits. He also created his own fashion label. Owing to his unremitting pursuit of excellence through creative expres...
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Call for papers: Today, mental health is regarded as an important aspect of human life in many societies. For example, the British government published the ‘No health without mental health’ policy in 2011, emphasizing the importance of mental health to our wellbeing. Likewise, the Japanese government implemented a new policy to reform people’s work...
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Research on salutogenesis and sense of coherence has advanced during the past years. However, in psychobiographical research it has hardly been used. This presentation suggests that salutogenesis and particularly the life orientation of sense of coherence is an adequate theoretical construct to be used in psychobiography, particularly when positive...
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Psychobiographical Illustrations on meaning and identity in Sociocultural Contexts- focus on meaning and identity development in the lives of significant individuals
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This chapter contributes to building empirical evidence in the field of positive intercultural management (PIM) of new technological changes and diversity in transnational organizational settings. Findings from a study conducted at a transnational engineering company are presented, showing how managers manage technological innovation in the organiz...
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Psychobiographical illustrations of meaning-making and identity in socio-cultural contexts
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Orientation: The employee engagement approach has been utilised to combat burnout in both private and public sector institutions. With increasing research, self-perceived employability is gaining popularity as an effective tool for reducing burnout in the contemporary world of work. Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the relation...
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Shame can be a powerful emotion in leadership and workplaces. Previous research highlights the effects of shame on organisations and how it can be transformed. This chapter discusses love in the form of a compassionate, human love as one possible way to overcome and transform shame, particularly in transcultural workspaces. The chapter presents emp...
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This chapter provides insights into the state of the art in shame research in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0, and digitalisation. It provides insights into the new and emerging fields of meaning and shame within the rapid changes of societies and organisations in terms of technology, communication, and economics, but also in societi...
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This chapter reflects on prejudice, bias and shame in the context of predictive policing. Predictive policing in crime prevention and crime science has gained interest during the past years and has, in some socio-cultural contexts, become a favoured technique to prevent crime and to detect offenders and victims before the crime happens. Predictive...
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Public exposure through naming and shaming in cyberspace has become an important side effect of the advancement of the digitalisation and technologisation of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). This chapter provides insights into shaming in the digital arena and presents an overview of shaming forms, effects, strategies and counterstrategies in...
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The transformation into Industry 4.0 comes with many challenges for organisations all over the world. During the past years, many publications have focused on highlighting the challenges of restructuring, technological defaults, and lack of infrastructure to implement Industry 4.0 transformational challenges. This chapter does not focus on the chal...
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The aim of this text is to develop specific theses on the interrelation between shame and shaming in the face of the corona pandemic. It refers to global and diverse cultural contexts and, from the perspective of Positive Psychology 2.0, pays particular attention to the efforts made by individuals and collectives to constructively manage and transf...
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Baruch Spinoza (1632–1677) was a Dutch, Portuguese-born philosopher who focused on biblical criticism, the concepts of enlightenment and innovative concepts of self and the universe. Born into the Portuguese-Jewish community, he developed controversial ideas on Judaism and the nature of the Divine, leading to being excommunicated from the Jewish co...
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) disrupts the world of work, new technologies change the nature of individuals’ work and their tasks, and therefore it is necessary to determine how managers cope with these changes, specifically relating to their salutogenesis. There is a lack of research conducted on the salutogenesis of managers in times of...
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This article describes the experiences and the creative identity development of A., an 11-year-old bicultural and bilingual boy who attended school in two different cultural contact zones (CCZs), in South Africa and Germany. The study is anchored in a single case qualitative research paradigm and follows an ethnographic approach by using qualitativ...
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Shame is an unconscious, somehow unattended and neglected emotion and occurs when individual and socio-cultural norms are violated. It often impacts negatively on the self and others across cultures. During the Covid-19 crises, shame has become an important emotion with a powerful effect, depending on how it is experienced within the socio-cultural...
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This article explores selected speeches of three global women leaders during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic from positive psychology perspectives. It focuses on speeches to address and manage the pandemic of global women leaders, such as Angela Merkel (Germany), Jacinda Ardern (New Zealand), and Tsai Ing-Wen (Taiwan). This study explores the que...
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The negative impact of the coronavirus disease outbreak 2019 (COVID-19) on work mental health is reported in many countries including Germany and South Africa: two culturally distinct countries. This study aims to compare mental health between the two workforces to appraise how cultural characteristics may impact their mental health status. A cross...
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Leaders need many competencies to drive diverse and transcultural work-forces by building strong work and positive intergroup relationships. This is particularly true for running organisations which grow in social, cultural and technological diversity. Love, defined as a compassion (Schopenhauer), is a form of caring, a form of altruism which empha...
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The meaning of love differs across social and cultural contexts. These meanings are often constructed and reconstructed through narrations. Love narra- tions impact strongly on the identity of individuals across their life span and can include different concepts of love, descriptions of love expressions, symbols and meanings. This chapter presents...
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This chapter builds the introductory part to the “Handbook on Love in Cultural and Transcultural Contexts”. It provides a brief theoretical overview on the state of the art in love research and different cultural and transcultural perspectives and provides insight into the chapters presented in this book.
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Crime in the context of love has always drawn attention in public and has recently become a growing area of research. This chapter aims at providing an insight on the complex topic of love and crime research, focusing particularly on hate and love crimes, love, relationship crime in gendered and cultural contexts, and love and the desistance from c...
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This commentary describes the impact of intercultural narrations and autoethnographic experiences regarding intercultural identity development within the context of building the base for successful intercultural encounters based on a loving view of the person. It refers to the importance to see individuals as a whole, entire arts project, based on...
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You are cordially invited to contribute to the Special Issue on: "Positive and Existential Psychology in Times of Change: Towards Complex, Holistic, Systemic and Integrative Perspectives" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health The impact factor is 2.849 and the Journal is an Open Access Journal and covered in P...
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This book is a psychobiography on the life of Viktor Frankl and a unique exploration of his life from a positive psychology perspective. It uses Paul Wong’s theory of positive psychology wave 2 (PP2.0) and explores the concepts of meaning and virtue throughout Frankl's life span. The authors define virtue in terms of appreciation of beauty, gratitu...
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This chapter provides an account of biographical information on Viktor Frankl. In the literature, information on Viktor Frankl gives various explanations of his character traits, life choices and scientific ideas. Therefore, this chapter presents not only historical facts, but also interpretations of significant events that shaped his life.
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In this chapter, the results of Viktor Frankl’s life are described according to two tenets of PP 2.0 of Paul Wong (2011, 2019, 2020a, b). These are virtue and meaning. Each tenet will be discussed in detail to facilitate an understanding of Viktor Frankl’s life and to ascertain the effectiveness of Wong’s theory in enhancing the positive and managi...
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In this chapter, the research design and process are introduced. The data collection process is presented, including the sampling procedure and the selection of first- and third-person documents. The process of data analysis and interpretation is described including the content analysis, Alexander’s (in Schultz 2005c) indicators of psychological sa...
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In this chapter, the life of Viktor Frankl is reconstructed through content analysis based on the two tenets of the model of PP2.0 (Sects. 4.3.2 and 4.3.3) such as virtue and meaning. Since the term virtue is extensive, this research deals only with the character strengths of transcendent virtues such as appreciation of beauty, gratitude, hope, hum...
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This chapter presents Wong’s (2011, 2019, 2020a, b) theory of PP2.0. It emphasizes the need to increase the positives and manage the negatives in order to improve well-being and reduce mental illnesses (Wong 2011). Compared to classical positive psychology, PP2.0 emphasizes the need to notice and synthesize not just positive, but also negative outc...
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This chapter provides a brief outline of psychobiography as a theoretical approach. Firstly, it gives a definition and outlines the aims of psychobiography. Secondly, it illuminates the history of its development. Thirdly, it presents the value of psychobiographical case study as well as the contribution of psychobiographical research on the life o...
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Albert Camus (1913–1960) stands as one of the famous pioneers in the French history of existentialism. He was a novelist, political activist, essayist and editor, as well as a journalist and playwright. Although he was described as philosopher, he often denied this ascription. Through his professional and creative expressions, Camus focused on ques...
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Precarious manhood beliefs portray manhood, relative to womanhood, as a social status that is hard to earn, easy to lose, and proven via public action. Here, we present cross-cultural data on a brief measure of precarious manhood beliefs (the Precarious Manhood Beliefs scale [PMB]) that covaries meaningfully with other cross-culturally validated ge...
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Orientation: The employee engagement (EE) approach has been utilised to combat burnout (BO) in both private and public sector institutions. With increasing research, self-perceived employability (SPE) is gaining popularity as an effective tool for reducing BO. Knowledge of the relationship between these three constructs is therefore important for p...
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Psychobiographical investigations have been used to explore the life of extraordinary individuals through the perspectives of psychological theories since over a century. However, particularly the life of extraordinary women leaders from minority groups has been neglected This chapter’s aim is to explore the faith development of Angela Merkel, the...
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1. The first book to cover the theory and practice in intercultural mediation and conflict management 2. Increases readers’ intercultural mediation competence through theoretical insights and practical exercises 3. Explains intercultural conflict management practices This book introduces the topic of intercultural mediation and conflict management...
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Orientation: The fourth industrial revolution (4IR) creates numerous organisational changes. New technologies and their influences are studied; however, hardly any research focuses on studying the unconscious systems psychodynamics (SPs). Research purpose: The purpose of the study was to explore and understand feelings in an organisational 4IR cont...
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In the 21st century world of work, stress has become a well-known term. This is true for both global and South African occupational contexts. Although “stress” is a term that does not find its origin in South African indigenous languages and cultural concepts, it has become a well-known concept in contemporary South African work-life. The aim of th...
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This Handbook provides new perspectives on humour from transdisciplinary perspectives. It focuses on humour as a resource from different socio-cultural and psychological viewpoints and brings together authors from different cultures, social contexts and countries. The book will enable researchers and practitioners alike to unlock new research findi...
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Psychobiography is a well established methodological approach to explore the entire life course or specific events in the life of extraordinary individuals by using psychological theories. This study uses a new psychobiographical focus, exploring the interplay of personality, non-verbal communication and body-language to analyse the meaning of spe...
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This is the epilog of the book “Psychobiographical illustrations on meaning and identity in sociocultural contexts”. This Volume is part of the Palgrave Series on Sociocultural Psychology of the Lifecourse, and it aimed at providing new insights, original research, empirical findings and theoretical and conceptual discourses on meaning and identity...
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Henri Nouwen (1932-1996) was a charismatic Roman Catholic priest, psychologist, academic, public speaker, and spiritual guide. He was one of the most prolific and influential spiritual writers of the previous century. Although he died more than 25 years ago, increasing numbers of followers continue to seek guidance through his literary legacy. Ther...
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Shame has become a prominent topic in recent research in psychology and philosophy, but it has rarely been linked to aesthetic contexts. The present study’s examination of the life and work of fashion designer Karl Otto Lagerfeld (1933-2019) attempts to understand how the subject was able to transform shame experiences through his particular approa...
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This is the editorial for the book “Psychobiographical illustrations on meaning and identity in sociocultural contexts”. This Volume is part of the Palgrave Series on Sociocultural Psychology of the Lifecourse, aiming at providing new insights, original research, empirical findings and theoretical and conceptional discourses on meaning and identity...
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"Even if it’s easy to forget, in a research landscape dominated by statistics, psychology is the science of human beings and, in order to understand humans, we need to understand their life stories. Psychobiographical investigations, with their focus on meaning-making and identity construction, were instrumental for developing some of the disciplin...
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This is the editorial for the book “Psychobiographical illustrations on meaning and identity in sociocultural contexts”. This Volume is part of the Palgrave Series on Sociocultural Psychology of the Lifecourse, aiming at providing new insights, original research, empirical findings and theoretical and conceptional discourses on meaning and identity...
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Since ancient philosophy, extraordinary creativity is associated with mental disorders, emotional and cognitive destabilization, and melancholia. We here summarize the results of empirical and narrative studies and analyze the most prominent case of a highly creative person who suffered from dysthymia and major depression with suicidality. Hereby,...
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Daryl R. Van Tongeren and Sara A. Showalter Van Tongeren's book "The Courage to Suffer" seems to have been published at just the right moment, at the beginning of 2020, the year in which humankind faces one of the biggest global health-related crises in history. The book is ....
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The authors argue that a paradigm shift in intercultural management is needed to withdraw from a problem-oriented perspective – stressing the differences and difficulties of intercultural interactions – and foster a solution-oriented, positive psychology perspective, taking PP1.0 and PP2.0, the first and second wave of positive psychology, into acc...
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This article provides an introduction to contemporary positive psychology perspectives and future directions and serves as an editorial to the special issue of the International Review of Psychiatry about contemporary positive psychology perspectives and future directions during the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The authors provide insights into th...
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n the era of COVID-19, many people have suffered high levels of stress and mental health problems. To cope with the widespread of suffering (physical, psychological, social, and economical) the positive psychology of personal happiness is no longer the sole approach to examine personal wellbeing. Other approaches such as Viktor Frankl’s theory of s...