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.

Character Strength Development: Does Family Matter?

Character Strength Development: Does Family Matter?

Character strength development: Does family matter?
Padmakumari P. Dolly Jose

Character is the sum of all dispositions and habits that determine the manner in which one usually responds to opportunities, desires, challenges, fears, failures and success (Pala, 2011). Character strengths reflect one's thinking, feeling and behaving in a way that enhances optimal functioning in the achievement of valued outcomes (Linley & Harrington, 2006).

Character strengths develop from the joint activation of negative as well as positive human states and also as a result of a dialectical process involving a person's struggle with adversity. When one is able to find meaning and purpose for life's struggles and adversities, it leads to the development of character ...

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