The Power of Character Strengths: Appreciate and Ignite Your Positive Personality


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Via Institute on Character
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6.0 X 0.68 X 9.0 inches | 0.96 pounds
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About the Author

Robert McGrath is a Professor of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He maintains an active research program in methodology, measurement and assessment, and professional issues in psychology. He has authored over 150 publications and presentations, including the book Quantitative Models in Psychology. He has received a number of awards for his research, including the Society for Personality Assessment's Martin Mayman Award for distinguished contribution to the literature in personality assessment. Dr. McGrath is a member of the American Psychological Association Council of Representatives, and has even been a candidate for president of the APA. He lost. When not occupied otherwise, he has also helped found two community organizations in his home town of Warwick NY addressing issues of land preservation and environmental sustainability.
Ryan M. Niemiec is a leading figure in the education, research, and practice of character strengths that are found in all human beings. Ryan is education director of the VIA Institute on Character, a global nonprofit organization in Cincinnati, Ohio, that advances the latest science and practical applications of character strengths. He's an award-winning psychologist, adjunct professor at Xavier University, and annual instructor at the University of Pennsylvania. He was awarded Fellow of the International Positive Psychology Association in 2017. As a frequent keynote speaker and workshop leader, Ryan has offered several hundred presentations on positive psychology topics across the globe. He is author of several books, including Character Strengths Interventions and Mindfulness and Character Strengths; and coauthor of Movies and Mental Illness, Positive Psychology at the Movies, and The Power of Character Strengths. He's penned hundreds of articles for the general public on character strengths, and more than eighty scholarly articles and chapters. He lives with his wife and three kids outside Cincinnati, Ohio. His highest strengths are hope, love, curiosity, honesty, appreciation of beauty, and fairness.