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Advances in Psychological Science    2014, Vol. 22 Issue (7) : 1170-1177     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2014.01170
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Courage: Theories, Measurements, and Correlate Factors
CHENG Cuiping;HUANG Xiting
(School of Psychology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China)
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Abstract  

Courage is a kind of psychological quality which is characterized by persistence gumption and breakthrough when people face difficulties. Previous studies investigated the definition, theory, measurement, factors and function of courage in depth. Operational definition of courage based on specific needs, effective measuring tools related to theories, cognitive neural mechanisms of courage, correlated factors and their interactions of courage should be explored in future studies.

Keywords courage      courageous behaviors      multi-factor model      Values in Action Inventory of Strengths     
Corresponding Authors: HUANG Xiting   
Issue Date: 15 July 2014
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CHENG Cuiping,HUANG Xiting. Courage: Theories, Measurements, and Correlate Factors[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2014, 22(7): 1170-1177.
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http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/10.3724/SP.J.1042.2014.01170     OR     http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/Y2014/V22/I7/1170
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