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.

Heroes Begin Early: Parenting and the Development of Character Strengths

Heroes Begin Early: Parenting and the Development of Character Strengths

Heroes begin early: Parenting and the development of character strengths
Bishakha Majumdar Sibnath Deb


The positive psychology movement that arose in the last decade of the 20th century has created a significant mindset change in orienting research attention from pathology to positivity (Heyne & Anderson, 2012). One of the first proponents of this field, Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi (2014), proposed that since the ultimate aim of psychological interventions is to lead individuals to optimal living, it may be advisable to identify, emulate and promote factors that enhance positive behaviour rather than to focus on reducing negative and undesirable behavioural traits. The study of character strengths, as drivers of psychological health, ...

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