Beyond Us: Building Collective Wellbeing

Louise Lambert, Meg A. Warren, Rachael J. Waldrop, Sabrina Al Subaiei, Alecia Eubanks, Jen L. Fisher

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1 Citation (Scopus)


The mission of positive psychology is to explore and build well­being in the lives of individuals the world over; however, like all theoretical frameworks, its evolution propels researchers and practitioners into increas­ingly complex issues. Developments in the field promote a broader view on wellbeing, focusing on culture, religion, social interactions and climate action. Global issues have encouraged the need for a systemic view of well­being that is beyond the remit of individuals and extends to organizations, governments and societies alike. In short, the time has come for a global, contextual and systemic understanding of wellbeing. Here, we address the development of these frameworks and three emerging areas as examples of their utility; namely, climate change, egalitarianism as an aid to intergroup relations, and the need for purposeful non-Western views of wellbeing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBroadening the Scope of Wellbeing Science
Subtitle of host publicationMultidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Flourishing and Wellbeing
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783031183294
ISBN (Print)9783031183287
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Climate change
  • Culture
  • Egalitarianism
  • Positive psychology
  • Wellbeing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • General Social Sciences
  • General Medicine


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