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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2018, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (12): 2180-2191.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2018.02180

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Character strengths and their consequences

LIU Meiling, TIAN Xizhou(), GUO Xiaodong   

  1. Chongqing Technology & Business University, Chongqing 400067, China;
  • Received:2017-10-31 Online:2018-12-15 Published:2018-10-30
  • Contact: TIAN Xizhou


Character strengths are central concepts in positive psychology, referring to a set of positive individual traits reflected by thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Additionally, they are good resources for promoting physical health, mental health and well-being, as well as relieving depression and stress. The researches using experimental intervention have suggested that character strengths have a positive influence on both individual level (i.e., positive experiences, physical and mental health, employee creativity and calling) and organizational level (i.e., job performance, leadership, organizational effectiveness, etc.). However, there are many literatures on the relationship between character strengths and positive constructs, but few on the relationship between character strengths, and their relationship with talents. Similarly, the research methods are relatively lack of richness. So future efforts should be paid to such issues.

Key words: character strengths, positive psychology, virtues, experimental intervention

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