Character Strengths and Virtues
A Handbook and Classification
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Character Strengths and Virtues by Christopher Peterson
Book DescriptionThis groundbreaking handbook of human strengths and virtues is the first progress report from a prestigious group of researchers in the Values in Action Classification Project, which has undertaken a systematic classification and measurement of universal strengths and virtues. This landmark work makes possible for the first time a science of human strengths that goes beyond armchair philosophy and political science. The handbook begins with the background of the VIA classification scheme and defines terms before describing in thorough detail the current state of knowledge with respect to each of the 24 character strengths in the classification. Addressing issues of assessment and measurement, practical applications, and directions for future research, this work will demand the attention of any psychologist who is interested in positive psychology and its relevance to clinical, personality, and social psychology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195167016
(262mm x 192mm x 45mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Christopher Peterson
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Provides students with an introduction to an important area of psychology. This book is grounded in scientific research and covers major topics of concern to the field: positive experiences such as pleasure and flow; positive traits such as character strengths, values, and talents; and the social institutions.
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