Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification

Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification

By: Martin Seligman (author), Christopher Peterson (author)Hardback

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This groundbreaking handbook of human strengths and virtues is the first progress report from a prestigious group of researchers in the Values in Action Classification Project, which has undertaken a systematic classification and measurement of universal strengths and virtues. This landmark work makes possible for the first time a science of human strengths that goes beyond armchair philosophy and political science. The handbook begins with the background of the VIA classification scheme and defines terms before describing in thorough detail the current state of knowledge with respect to each of the 24 character strengths in the classification. Addressing issues of assessment and measurement, practical applications, and directions for future research, this work will demand the attention of any psychologist who is interested in positive psychology and its relevance to clinical, personality, and social psychology.

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Contents

PART 1: BACKGROUND ; 1. Introduction to a "Manual of the Sanities" ; 2. Universal Virtues? - Lessons from History ; 3. Previous Classifications of Character Strengths ; PART 2: STRENGTHS OF CHARACTER ; Strengths of Wisdom and Knowledge ; 4. Creativity [Originality, Ingenuity] ; 5. Curiosity [Interest, Novelty-Seeking, Openness to Experience] ; 6. Open-Mindedness [Judgement, Critical Thinking] ; 7. Love of Learning ; 8. Perspective [Wisdom] ; Strengths of Courage ; 9. Bravery [Valor] ; 10. Persistence [Perseverance, Industriousness] ; 11. Integrity [Authenticity, Honesty] ; 12. Vitality [Zest, Enthusiasm, Vigor, Energy] ; Strengths of Humanity ; 13. Love ; 14. Kindness [Generosity, Nurturance, Care, Compassion, Altruistic Love, "Niceness"] ; 15. Social Intelligence [Emotional Intelligence, Personal Intelligence] ; Strengths of Justice ; 16. Citizenship [Social Responsibility, Loyalty, Teamwork] ; 17. Fairness ; 18. Leadership ; Strengths of Temperance ; 19. Forgiveness and Mercy ; 20. Modesty and Humility ; 21. Prudence ; 22. Self-Regulation [Self-Control] ; Strengths of Transcendence ; 23. Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence [Awe, Wonder, Elevation] ; 24. Gratitude ; 25. Hope [Optimism, Future-Mindedness, Future Orientation] ; 26. Humor [Playfulness] ; 27. Spirituality [Religiousness, Faith, Purpose] ; PART 3: CONCLUSIONS ; 28. Assessment and Applications

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/03/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780195167016
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 814
  • ID: 9780195167016
  • weight: 1585
  • ISBN10: 0195167015

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