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.

People's Theatre on Character Strengths Development with Youth

People's theatre on character strengths development with youth
Lui Ka Ki David


Positive psychology approaches suggest that our major mission is no longer to intervene in problems but to develop strengths and potentials so as to obtain mental and physical well-being of people (Hutchinson, Stuart, & Pretorius, 2010). The discussion of implementation on positive psychology had been explored in different human service settings which included schooling (Clonan, Chafouleas, McDougal, & Riley-Tilman, 2004), coaching (Biswas-Diener & Dean, 2010) or even very specific professional education such as law (Peterson & Peterson, 2009). It is concluded and believed that recognition and enhancement of personal strength is a very important task on not only our livelihood, but also ...

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