Classical sources of human strength

Revisiting an old home and building a new one

Michael McCullough, C. R. Snyder

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Abstract

A virtue is defined as any psychological process that enables a person to think and act so as to benefit both him- or herself and society. Character is a higher-order construct reflecting the possession of several of the component virtues. The process by which the topics of virtue and character fell out of favor in psychology is reviewed, with a call for a rebirth of interest in these concepts in the interface of clinical, counseling, social, and personality psychology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Social and Clinical Psychology
Volume19
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

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  • Clinical Psychology
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Classical sources of human strength : Revisiting an old home and building a new one. / McCullough, Michael; Snyder, C. R.

In: Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 19, No. 1, 01.03.2000, p. 1-10.

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