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.

Children's Developing Emotional Competence in a Global Context

Children's Developing Emotional Competence in a Global Context

Children's developing emotional competence in a global context
Vaishali V. Raval Jennifer H. Green

Emotional or affective competence is a significant developmental task in childhood that is heavily influenced by both biological (e.g., temperament) and social (family, school, community) and cultural context (e.g., Eisenberg & Morris, 2002; Morris, Silk, Steinberg, Myers, & Robinson, 2007; Saarni, 1999). Emotional competence refers to awareness of one's own and others' emotions, the ability to cope with distressing emotions and express emotions in culturally appropriate ways and understanding the role of emotion communication in interpersonal relationships (Saarni, 1999). Emotional competence is a key attribute of social competence, and social competencies are among the 40 developmental assets ...

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