Character strengths are the foundations of life-long development and thriving. These strengths help individuals to deal with everyday challenges and move forward in life with confidence and resilience. Character Strength Development: Perspectives from Positive Psychology aims to document research and evidence-based practices in positive psychology with specific focus on character strengths. The arguments and perspectives shared by the experts in their respective chapters will help create new research avenues. It is an excellent resource for researchers, academicians, practitioners and teachers to develop a comprehensive understanding of different approaches, models and best practices for character education across the globe. Practitioners, educators and policymakers in the field of character education will also find this book immensely helpful for incorporating character strength-based approaches in their practice.

Nurturing Character Strength in Children: Agents of Socialization to Promote Well-being

Nurturing Character Strength in Children: Agents of Socialization to Promote Well-being

Nurturing character strength in children: Agents of socialization to promote well-being
K. C. Bhagyalakshmi K. N. Raseela


Nurturing is the most challenging part of childrearing. The psychological well-being is largely dependent on the inputs of emotional and moral feeds of childhood. Inculcation and promotion of positive traits at the young age is crucial for well-being. One of the central concerns discussed in this chapter is about increasing positive experiences and strengthening the virtue of character strength (CS) through agents of socialization. The evolutionary theory often speculates that individual differences in traits are grounded in biology (Park, Peterson, & Seligman, 2004). CS being one of the most important correlates ...

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