Character strengths and mindfulness as core pathways to meaning in life

H Littman-Ovadia, RM Niemiec

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This chapter focuses on the contribution of strengths of character and mindfulness to the sense of meaning in life across central life domains, such as work, education, and family. Our conceptualization of character strengths is based on the universal VIA Classification of 24 character strengths, which are hierarchically organized across six broader virtue categories (Peterson and Seligman, Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2004). We discuss empirical findings …
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical Perspectives on Meaning: Positive and Existential Psychotherapy
EditorsPninit Russo-Netzer, Stefan E. Schulenberg, Alexander Batthyany
PublisherSpringer New York
ISBN (Electronic)9783319413976
ISBN (Print)9783319413952, 9783319413969
StatePublished - 2016


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