Free Download Character Strengths and Virtues PDF - Writers Club

Free Download Character Strengths and Virtues PDF

American Psychological Association

English - 828 pages - ISBN-10: 0195167015 - ISBN-13: 9780195167016

3/5 by 49 votes


"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.

Reviews

64x64

Samantha Craig

OMG I love this book there is really no words to describe the way I feel about this book

Kelly Anderson

Exciting to read and hard to put down

Craig Craig

Enjoyed the whole book can't wait to read the whole series.

Recent Books

Conversations with Yogananda
Conversations with Yogananda
J. Donald Walters
Lost Freedom addresses the widespread feeling that there has been a fundamental change in the social life of children in recent decades: the loss of...
Multicriteria Scheduling
Multicriteria Scheduling
Vincent T'Kindt
Scheduling and multicriteria optimisation theory have been subject, separately, to numerous studies. Since the last twenty years, multicriteria...
Fashionable Nihilism
Fashionable Nihilism
Bruce Wilshire
Thoreau wrote that we have professors of philosophy but no philosophers. Can’t we have both? Why doesn’t philosophy hold a more central place in...
Romantic Irony
Romantic Irony
Frederick Garber
This is the first collaborative international reading of irony as a major phenomenon in Romantic art and thought. The volume identifies key...
Princes, Pastors, and People
Princes, Pastors, and People
Susan Doran
Princes, Pastors and People traces the many changes in religious life that took place in the turbulent years of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth...
Counting
Counting
Khee Meng Koh
This book is a useful, attractive introduction to basic counting techniques for upper secondary and junior college students, as well as teachers....
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE MANUAL 2016
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE MANUAL 2016
S N Jha
History of India and WorldIndian Polity and GovernanceGeography of India and The WorldEconomyGeneral ScienceOrganisationsSports & GamesGeneral...
The Brain
The Brain
Ben Williams
Explore the brain and what it does for the human body including how it works to control body functions and its connection to the nervous system. Book...
[Pi-Sigma]
[Pi-Sigma]
Peter Allan Hansen
Das Lexikon des Hesychios von Alexandreia (um 500 n. Chr.), mit über 50.000 Glossen das reichhaltigste aller antiken Lexika, ermöglicht der...