Lisa G. Aspinwall, Ursula M. Staudinger's A Psychology of Human Strengths: Fundamental Questions and PDF

By Lisa G. Aspinwall, Ursula M. Staudinger

ISBN-10: 1557989311

ISBN-13: 9781557989314

This quantity units out a learn time table for the clinical learn of human strengths. students in quite a few psychology fields have every one directed their awareness to optimistic psychology and targeted their paintings via a lens of human strengths. the result of their findings are meant to supply a forward-looking discussion board for the dialogue of the aim, pitfalls, and way forward for the psychology of human strengths. The publication includes exciting and numerous commentaries on ancient and modern examine on human strengths. it's going to be of curiosity for these trying to find new methods of considering such themes as intelligence, judgment, volition, social behaviour, shut relationships, improvement, getting older, and health and wellbeing in addition to functions to psychotherapy, schooling, organizational psychology, gender, politics, creativity, and different geographical regions of lifestyles.

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New York: McGraw-Hill. THE HUMAN'S GREATEST STRENGTH: OTHER HUMANS 47 4 CONSTRUCTIVE COGN I TION , PERSONAL GOALS, AND THE SO CIAL EMBEDDING OF PERSONALI TY NANCY CANTOR In considering a psychology of human strengths, I begin with the view that personality psychology has more often than not emphasized the short­ comings of individuals as compared with their potentials. In this regard, one can point to four dimensions of what I call a "normative analysis" (admittedly an overgeneralization) in personality psychology that encour­ age this emphasis on shortcomings.

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