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By Lisa G. Aspinwall, Ursula M. Staudinger

This quantity units out a examine schedule for the clinical learn of human strengths. students in quite a few psychology fields have every one directed their consciousness to confident 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 ebook includes interesting and numerous commentaries on old and modern study on human strengths. it may be of curiosity for these trying to find new methods of brooding about such subject matters as intelligence, judgment, volition, social behaviour, shut relationships, improvement, getting older, and healthiness in addition to functions to psychotherapy, schooling, organizational psychology, gender, politics, creativity, and different geographical regions of lifestyles.

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By contrast, as I sug­ gested at the outset, our more typical analyses of personality have tended, instead, to a more one-dimensional (albeit quite coherent) portrayal of individuals' central tendencies as functional or dysfunctional, intelligent or not, good or bad. This happens, I believe, because we focus narrowly on the outcomes of people's efforts (rather than their strivings), on their gen­ eral tendencies aggregated over time and place (rather than on their disCOGNITION , GOALS , AND SOCIAL EMBEDDING 57 criminative facilities}, and on people by themselves (rather than on the network of social affordances on which they intelligently rely).

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