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.

Developing and Assessing Strategies to Foster Children's Character Strengths and Well-being

Developing and Assessing Strategies to Foster Children's Character Strengths and Well-being

Developing and assessing strategies to foster children's character strengths and well-being
Sarah Weissmeyer Mark D. Holder


Clinical psychology is rooted in the medical model of health and illness (Suls & Rothman, 2004). This model treats mental disorders as having physical causes such as brain injury or hormonal imbalance (Engel, 1989). The medical model has made invaluable contributions to the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. However, the theoretical magnification of people's flaws and disorders has led research to overlook their strengths and subjective well-being (SWB). Consequently, an increased focus on SWB and life satisfaction through the study of positive psychology is an important expansion to health-related research. ...

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