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Contents Section One: Background Chapter 1 Introduction to a "Manual of the Sanities" Chapter 2 Universal Virtues?--Lessons from History Chapter 3 Previous Classifications of Character Strengths Section Two: Strengths of Character INTRODUCTION: STRENGTHS OF WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE Chapter 4 Creativity [Originality, Ingenuity] Chapter 5 Curiosity [Interest, Novelty-Seeking, Openness to Experience] Chapter 6 Open-Mindedness [Judgment, Critical Thinking] Chapter 7 Love of Learning Chapter 8 Perspective [Wisdom] INTRODUCTION: STRENGTHS OF COURAGE Chapter 9 Bravery [Valor] Chapter 10 Persistence [Perseverance, Industriousness] Chapter 11 Integrity [Authenticity, Honesty] Chapter 12 Vitality [Zest, Enthusiasm, Vigor, Energy] INTRODUCTION: STRENGTHS OF HUMANITY Chapter 13 Love Chapter 14 Kindness [Generosity, Nurturance, Care, Compassion, Altruistic Love, "Niceness"] Chapter 15 Social Intelligence [Emotional Intelligence, Personal Intelligence] INTRODUCTION: STRENGTHS OF JUSTICE Chapter 16 Citizenship [Social Responsibility, Loyalty, Teamwork] Chapter 17 Fairness Chapter 18 Leadership INTRODUCTION: STRENGTHS OF TEMPERANCE Chapter 19 Forgiveness and Mercy Chapter 20 Modesty and Humility Chapter 21 Prudence Chapter 22 Self-Regulation [Self-Control] INTRODUCTION: STRENGTHS OF TRANSCENDENCE Chapter 23 Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence [Awe, Wonder, Elevation] Chapter 24 Gratitude Chapter 25 Hope [Optimism, Future-Mindedness, Future Orientation] Chapter 26 Humor [Playfulness] Chapter 27 Spirituality [Religiousness, Faith, Purpose] Section Three: Conclusions Chapter 28 Assessment and Applications References Contributors Lessons from History Katherine Dahlsgaard Creativity Dean Keith Simonton Curiosity Todd B. Kashdan Love of Learning K. Ann Renninger Carol Sansone Jessi L. Smith Perspective Pamela S. Hartman Bravery Monica C. Worline Tracy A. Steen Persistence Dianne M. Tice Harry M. Wallace Andrew C. Harter Integrity Kennon M. Sheldon Lucy Davidson Elizabeth Pollard Vitality Richard M. Ryan Jessey H. Bernstein Love Cindy Hazan Kindness Stephen G. Post Michael E. McCullough Social Intelligence John D. Mayer Peter Salovey Citizenship Constance A. Flanagan Fairness Marvin W. Berkowitz Stephen A. Sherblom Leadership Stephen J. Zaccaro Forgiveness and Mercy Michael E. McCullough Humility and Modesty Lauren V. Kachorek Julie Juola Exline W. Keith Campbell Roy F. Baumeister Thomas E. Joiner Joachim I. Krueger Prudence Nick Haslam Self-Regulation Roy F. Baumeister Kathleen D. Vohs Appreciation of Beauty Jonathan Haidt Dacher Keltner Gratitude Robert A. Emmons Humor Willibald Ruch Spirituality Jacqueline S. Mattis Assessmrent and Applications Nansook Park Board of Advisors Donald O. Clifton Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi Ed Diener Raymond D. Fowler Barbara L. Fredrickson Howard Gardner David Myers C. Rick Snyder Charles Spielberger Claude Steele Robert Sternberg George Vaillant Ellen Winner
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Character Handbooks, manuals, etc, Virtues Handbooks, manuals, etc