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.

Psychological Trauma and Posttraumatic Growth: A Brief Introduction

Psychological Trauma and Posttraumatic Growth: A Brief Introduction

Psychological trauma and posttraumatic growth: A brief introduction
Rayees Mohammad Bhat Shoma Chakrawarty


Stress, trauma and suffering constitute an inherent facet of life but seldom are we prepared to handle this fact of life, and the results of a confrontation with a traumatic stressor are immensely challenging. Trauma affects all domains of functioning through anxiety, emotional distress and deficits in adaptive functioning, and even cognitively—through a fractured worldview. Research has predominantly studied the negative sequelae of traumatic stress, often forgoing the scope to explore its more salutogenic outcomes. These outcomes—variably denoted as adversarial growth, stress-related growth, benefit-finding and, most comprehensively, posttraumatic growth (PTG)—all reflect the capability of individuals to process their ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles