Interview with Dr. Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi: A positive Islamic identity

Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi


In this volume of the Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology, we explore the views, hopes, and current research agendas of those working to advance knowledge in the field of positive psychology within the MENA region, or who research aspects of culture and religion relevant to it. We uncover their thoughts on the current status of knowledge as well as what opportunities and pitfalls exist. Here, we discuss with Dr. Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi, her thoughts on religion, culture, and wellbeing, as well as her upcoming research on the development of a positive Islamic identity.


wellbeing; identity; culture; Islam; religion; positive psychology; diversity; positive Islamic identity

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