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Character Strengths and Virtues

By Christopher Peterson,Martin E. P. Seligman
  • ISBN Code: : 9780198037330
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 816
  • Category : Psychology
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"Character" has become a front-and-center topic in contemporary discourse, but this term does not have a fixed meaning. Character may be simply defined by what someone does not do, but a more active and thorough definition is necessary, one that addresses certain vital questions. Is character a singular characteristic of an individual, or is it composed of different aspects? Does character--however we define it--exist in degrees, or is it simply something one happens to have? How can character be developed? Can it be learned? Relatedly, can it be taught, and who might be the most effective teacher? What roles are played by family, schools, the media, religion, and the larger culture? This groundbreaking handbook of character strengths and virtues is the first progress report from a prestigious group of researchers who have undertaken the systematic classification and measurement of widely valued positive traits. They approach good character in terms of separate strengths-authenticity, persistence, kindness, gratitude, hope, humor, and so on-each of which exists in degrees. Character Strengths and Virtues classifies twenty-four specific strengths under six broad virtues that consistently emerge across history and culture: wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendence. Each strength is thoroughly examined in its own chapter, with special attention to its meaning, explanation, measurement, causes, correlates, consequences, and development across the life span, as well as to strategies for its deliberate cultivation. This book demands the attention of anyone interested in psychology and what it can teach about the good life.

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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532674678
  • Total of Pages : 358
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 621
  • Pdf File: justice-mercy-and-well-being.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This collection of essays examines how God’s justice and mercy intersect in the lives of individuals and their communities, with a view to the establishment of personal and social well-being in the world. The authors, drawn from England and Australia, approach the theme from a variety of methodological and interdisciplinary perspectives. Theological, exegetical, historical, healthcare, moral, and visual arts approaches are brought to bear in an investigation relevant for the identity and mission of the church in a world characterized by cycles of revenge, the perpetration of injustice, and the marginalization and persecution of various ethnic groups. The practical outcome of these studies has wide-ranging relevance for our attitudes toward indigenous peoples, the well-being of single and married people, healthcare throughout the ages, the spiritual care of people (including those suffering dementia), the personal experience of trauma, issues of moral judgement, and the abiding value of the creative arts.

Faith from a Positive Psychology Perspective

By Cindy Miller-Perrin,Elizabeth Krumrei Mancuso
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 9401794367
  • Total of Pages : 255
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 719
  • Pdf File: faith-from-a-positive-psychology-perspective.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book highlights religious faith from a positive psychology perspective, examining the relationship between religious faith and optimal psychological functioning. It takes a perspective of religious diversity that incorporates international and cross-cultural work. The empirical literature on the role of faith and cognition, faith and emotion, and faith and behaviour is addressed including how these topics relate to individuals’ mental health, well-being, strength, and resilience. Information on how these faith concepts are relevant to the broader context of relational functioning in families, friendships, and communities is also incorporated. Psychologists have traditionally focused on the treatment of mental illness from a perspective of repairing damaged habits, damaged drives, damaged childhoods, and damaged brains. In recent years, however, many psychological researchers and practitioners have attempted to re-focus the field away from the study of human weakness and damage toward the promotion of a positive psychology of well-being among individuals, families, and communities. One domain within the field of positive psychology is the study of religious faith as a human strength that has the potential to enhance individuals’ optimal existence and well-being.

Positive Psychology

By Giovanni Moneta
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1137368233
  • Total of Pages : 315
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 274
  • Pdf File: positive-psychology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Happiness is fundamental to how we live our lives, but the meaning of happiness remains as contentious as it did when it was first debated thousands of years ago. Taking a critical approach to the subject, Positive Psychology investigates the debates that have shaped the psychological discussion of happiness, from theories of well-being to examining how psychotherapy can help foster positive mental health. Offering contrasting perspectives on each topic and examining a range of classic and contemporary research, this book encourages you to engage with positive psychology in a critical way while considering how the theory applies to our everyday lives. Whether you are new to the subject or want to develop your understanding of the complexities of the field, this lively and engaging introduction will enhance your knowledge not just of positive psychology, but of what happiness and well-being mean to you.

The Routledge Handbook of Field Work Education in Social Work

By Rajendra Baikady,Sajid S. M.,Varoshini Nadesan,M. Rezaul Islam
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1000540944
  • Total of Pages : 616
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 687
  • Pdf File: the-routledge-handbook-of-field-work-education-in-social-work.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This Handbook provides an authoritative account of international fieldwork education in social work. It presents an overview of advances in research in social work field education through in-depth analyses and global case studies. Key features: * Discusses critical issues in teaching social work and curriculum development; health care social work; stimulated learning; field education policies; needs, challenges, and solutions in fieldwork education; reflexivity training; creativity and partnership; resilience enhancement; integrated and holistic education for social workers; student experience; practice education; and ethical responsibility of social work field instructors. * Covers social work field education across geographical regions (Asia and the Pacific; North and South America; Australia and Oceania; Europe) and major themes and trends from several countries (U.S.A.; Canada; Australia; China; Hong Kong; Sweden; Aotearoa New Zealand; England; Ukraine; Spain; Estonia; Italy; Ireland; Slovenia; Poland; Romania; Greece; Norway; Turkey; and the Czech Republic). * Brings together international comparative perspectives on fieldwork education in social work from leading experts and social work educators. This Handbook will be an essential resource for scholars and researchers of social work, development studies, social anthropology, sociology, and education. It will also be useful to educators and practitioners of social work in global institutions of higher studies as well as civil society organisations.

Personality, Human Development, and Culture

By Ralf Schwarzer,Peter A. Frensch
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  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Book Code : 1136947973
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 116
  • Pdf File: personality-human-development-and-culture.pdf

Book Short Summary:

These two volumes present the main contributions from the 29th International Congress of Psychology, held in Berlin in 2008, and are written by international leaders in psychology from around the world. The authors present a variety of approaches and perspectives that reflect cutting-edge advances in psychological science. Personality, Developmental, Social and Cultural Issues provides an overview of advances in several areas of psychology such as clinical, health, social, developmental, and cross-cultural psychology. One section of the volume is dedicated solely to emotions and health, and addresses state-of-the-art work on the regulation of self, health, social relations, and emotions such as passion. Other sections deal with development and personality issues as well as conceptual, cultural, and ethnic approaches to modern psychology. The global perspective of this collection illustrates research being undertaken on all five continents and emphasizes the cultural diversity of the contributors. This book will be an invaluable resource for researchers, professionals, teachers and students in the field of psychology.

The Bourgeois Virtues

By Deirdre N. McCloskey
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 9780226556673
  • Total of Pages : 634
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 441
  • Pdf File: the-bourgeois-virtues.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For a century and a half, the artists and intellectuals of Europe have scorned the bourgeoisie. And for a millennium and a half, the philosophers and theologians of Europe have scorned the marketplace. The bourgeois life, capitalism, Mencken’s “booboisie” and David Brooks’s “bobos”—all have been, and still are, framed as being responsible for everything from financial to moral poverty, world wars, and spiritual desuetude. Countering these centuries of assumptions and unexamined thinking is Deirdre McCloskey’s The Bourgeois Virtues, a magnum opus that offers a radical view: capitalism is good for us. McCloskey’s sweeping, charming, and even humorous survey of ethical thought and economic realities—from Plato to Barbara Ehrenreich—overturns every assumption we have about being bourgeois. Can you be virtuous and bourgeois? Do markets improve ethics? Has capitalism made us better as well as richer? Yes, yes, and yes, argues McCloskey, who takes on centuries of capitalism’s critics with her erudition and sheer scope of knowledge. Applying a new tradition of “virtue ethics” to our lives in modern economies, she affirms American capitalism without ignoring its faults and celebrates the bourgeois lives we actually live, without supposing that they must be lives without ethical foundations. High Noon, Kant, Bill Murray, the modern novel, van Gogh, and of course economics and the economy all come into play in a book that can only be described as a monumental project and a life’s work. The Bourgeois Virtues is nothing less than a dazzling reinterpretation of Western intellectual history, a dead-serious reply to the critics of capitalism—and a surprising page-turner.

The Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship

By Kim S. Cameron,Gretchen M. Spreitzer
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199909326
  • Total of Pages : 1104
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 551
  • Pdf File: the-oxford-handbook-of-positive-organizational-scholarship.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) is an umbrella concept used to emphasize what elevates and what is inspiring to individuals and organizations by defining and improving on the challenging, broken, and needlessly difficult. Just as positive psychology explores optimal individual psychological states rather than pathological ones, POS focuses attention on the generative dynamics in organizations that lead to the development of human strength, foster resiliency in employees, enable healing and restoration, and cultivate extraordinary individual and organizational performance. While POS does not ignore dysfunctional or typical patterns of behavior, it is most interested in the motivations and effects associated with remarkably positive phenomena--how they are facilitated, why they work, how they can be identified, and how organizations can capitalize on them. This handbook is the first major resource for scholars and professionals interested in learning about POS. Across 79 chapters, authors comprehensively review basic principles, empirical evidence, and ideas for future research relating to POS. They focus on using a positive lens to address problems and challenges in organizational life and they draw on POS to expand the domain of other disciplines including ethics, economics, peace, spirituality, social movements, and sustainability. This volume is an ideal resource for organizational scholars, students, practitioners, human resource managers, and professional associations, with coverage of the full spectrum of organizational theories and outcomes that define, explain, and predict the occurrence, causes, and consequences of positivity.

Positive Psychology for Improving Mental Health & Well-Being

By Dr. Geetika Patnaik
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  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Book Code : 1638065136
  • Total of Pages : 238
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 376
  • Pdf File: positive-psychology-for-improving-mental-health-well-being.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Positive Psychology for Improving Mental Health and Well-being has been prepared conforming to the standard graduation syllabus in Psychology. The subject matter covered is also relevant to Management studies. Besides, it will be of immense help to Civil Service aspirants with Psychology as an optional subject. Chapters on Flow and Happiness, Emotional Intelligence, Stress Management and Helping Positivity will fascinate and enrich the inquisitive mind of general readers. Moreover, this book can also be used as a self-help book to improve mental health and well-being.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development

By Marc H. Bornstein
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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Book Code : 1506353312
  • Total of Pages : 2616
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 586
  • Pdf File: the-sage-encyclopedia-of-lifespan-human-development.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Lifespan human development is the study of all aspects of biological, physical, cognitive, socioemotional, and contextual development from conception to the end of life. In approximately 800 signed articles by experts from a wide diversity of fields, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development explores all individual and situational factors related to human development across the lifespan. Some of the broad thematic areas will include: Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood Aging Behavioral and Developmental Disorders Cognitive Development Community and Culture Early and Middle Childhood Education through the Lifespan Genetics and Biology Gender and Sexuality Life Events Mental Health through the Lifespan Research Methods in Lifespan Development Speech and Language Across the Lifespan Theories and Models of Development. This five-volume encyclopedia promises to be an authoritative, discipline-defining work for students and researchers seeking to become familiar with various approaches, theories, and empirical findings about human development broadly construed, as well as past and current research.

The Virtues of Leadership

By Arménio Rego,Miguel Pina e Cunha,Stewart R. Clegg
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191029890
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 129
  • Pdf File: the-virtues-of-leadership.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In a globalized world, where multinational companies have extensive power over a huge number of other organizations and millions of people, building positive organizational performance requires global leaders with virtues. Organizations, especially multinational ones, may be crucial engines of social and economic progress; global leaders' virtues and character strengths may be strong drivers of such an endeavour. One cannot demand of them that they be morally pure or that they assume responsibility for solving the most pressing public problems in the world. However, this book argues that they may be part of the solution, help in making the world a better place, and contribute to the realistic desiderata of a values-based capitalism. Drawing on the Positive Organizational Scholarship movement, this book aims to provide a holistic approach to the virtues of leaders. It explores how virtues and character strengths may be put at the service of positive organizational performance, stressing that virtues represent the 'golden mean' between the extremes of excess and deficiency, and discussing the perverse consequences of 'excessive virtuousness'. The book shares theoretical, anecdotal, and empirical evidence on the convergence between good virtues and good results, aiming to disseminate the idea that managers can be competent and competitive, whilst doing 'good things right'.

Psychology for Teachers

By Paul Castle,Scott Buckler
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  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Book Code : 1529760364
  • Total of Pages : 552
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 898
  • Pdf File: psychology-for-teachers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How can ideas and concepts from psychology be applied smartly to the classroom to meet the needs of different learners? Supported by research and an awareness of the factors underpinning high-quality teaching, this book encourages teachers, and those training to teach, to examine their own methods in order to develop as confident, evidence-informed professionals. This third edition includes: · A new chapter on the psychology of elearning · A new discussion of applied cognitive theories in the classroom · The use of internationally friendly terminology throughout the book · Some streamlining of content to offer a more cohesive reading experience