Editorial: Regional News in Positive Psychology


  • Louise Lambert
  • Hajra Hussain


positive psychology, Middle East




Allen, M. S., & McCarthy, P. J. (2016). Be happy in your work: The role of positive psychology in working with change and performance. Journal of Change Management, 16(1), 55-74.

Arabian Business. (2016, August 6). UAE's first 'chief happiness officers' are selected. Arabian Business. Retrieved from http://www.arabianbusiness.com/uae-s-first-chief-happiness-officers-are-selected-640573.html

Emirates News Agency (WAM). (2016, March 7). Government's mission is to create conditions conducive for happiness of individuals, families and employees, and to promote positivity: Mohammed bin Rashid. Retrieved from http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates/1395292515358.html

Gulf Today. (2016, May 12). Initiatives on the cards to increase happiness. Gulf Today. Retrieved from http://gulftoday.ae/portal/portal/0ad51e96-b3ad-4135-9805-3d68d4ae660f.aspx

Khaleej Times. (2016, April 25). UAE to develop Youth Index to empower youngsters. Khaleej Times. Retrieved from http://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/government/uae-to-collect-data-on-youngsters-for-youth-index

Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). (2016a). School of Hearts. Retrieved from https://www.khda.gov.ae/en/schoolofhearts

Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). (2016b). How does your school do positive education? Tell us through #100DaysofPositivity. Retrieved from https://www.khda.gov.ae/en/100daysofpositivity

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Oades, L. G., Robinson, P., Green, S., & Spence, G. B. (2011). Towards a positive university. Journal of Positive Psychology, 6(6), 432-439.

Rao, M. A., Donaldson, S. I., & Doiron, K. M. (2015). Positive psychology research in the Middle East and North Africa. Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology, 1(1), 60-76.

Remeithi. N. A. (2016, March 23). UAE minister aims to maintain happiness established by leaders. The National. Retrieved from www.thenational.ae

Schueller, S. M. (2009). Promoting wellness: Integrating community and positive psychology. Journal of Community Psychology, 37(7), 922–937.

Seligman, M. E. P. (2011). Flourish: A visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being. New York, NY: Free Press.

Seligman, M. E. P., & Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2000). Positive psychology: An introduction. American Psychologist, 55(1), 5-14.

Seligman, M. E. P., Ernst, R., Gillham, J., Reivich, K., & Linkins, M. (2009). Positive education: Positive psychology and classroom interventions. Oxford Review of Education, 35(3), 293-311.

Smart Dubai. (2016, May 16). His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum adopts Smart Dubai Happiness Agenda fuelling the city's transformation with a globally unique focus on happiness. Retrieved from http://www.smartdubai.ae/story060202.php

The National. (2016, November 1). Dubai schools invited to take part in 100 days of positivity programme. The National. Retrieved from http://www.thenational.ae/uae/dubai-schools-invited-to-take-part-in-100-days-of-positivity-programme

UAE Cabinet. (2016a). Mohammed bin Rashid: Happiness & positivity are lifestyle, government commitment and a spirit uniting UAE community. Retrieved from http://www.uaecabinet.ae/en/details/news/mohammed-bin-rashid-happiness-positivity-are-lifestyle-government-commitment-and-a-spirit-uniting-uae-community

UAE Cabinet. (2016b). UAE announces Customer Happiness Formula to achieve happiness goals. Retrieved from http://www.uaecabinet.ae/en/details/news/uae-announces-customer-happiness-formula-to-achieve-happiness-goals




How to Cite

Lambert, L., & Hussain, H. (2016). Editorial: Regional News in Positive Psychology. Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology, 2, 1–8. Retrieved from https://www.middleeastjournalofpositivepsychology.org/index.php/mejpp/article/view/43



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