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.

the Measurement of Character Strengths and Virtues

the Measurement of Character Strengths and Virtues

The measurement of character strengths and virtues
Zohra Ihsan Adrian Furnham


The first books on the psychology of happiness started appearing in the 1980s (Argyle, 2001; Eysenck, 1990). Then there appeared a few specialist academic journals but it was not until the turn of the millennium that the positive psychology movement was galvanized into action by significant grant money as well as research focus of many famous psychologists. Positive psychology today encompasses considerably more than the study of happiness. There are now various journals in this area such as the Journal of Positive Psychology and the Journal of Happiness Studies.

Psychologists working on happiness are interested in its causes and consequences. Many are ...

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