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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   

  1. (School of Psychology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China)
  • Received:2013-11-26 Online:2014-07-15 Published:2014-07-15
  • Contact: HUANG Xiting


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.

Key words: courage, courageous behaviors, multi-factor model, Values in Action Inventory of Strengths