Original Articles

Positive Psychology: The Case of Uganda

Published in: Journal of Psychology in Africa
Volume 18, issue 1, 2008 , pages: 195–198
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2008.10820186
Author(s): Regis ChiresheGreat Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe & Kyambogo University, Uganda, Paul OjwangKyambogo University, Uganda, Edward Ntare RutondokiKyambogo University, Uganda, Gastone ByamugishaKyambogo University, Uganda

Abstract

The application of positive psychology concepts in professional psychology in Uganda is in its infancy. Both undergraduate and postgraduate psychology programmes in Ugandan universities have very limited emphasis on positive psychology concepts. Some applications are apparent in HIV/AIDS and disability counseling issues. Other practice areas with use of positive psychology concepts include the counseling of war victims, orphans and street children. There is potential for a greater infusion of positive psychology concepts in professional psychology in Uganda.

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