Classical sources of human strength: Revisiting an old home and building a new one

Michael E. 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 (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Social and Clinical Psychology
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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