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Virtues and Character Strengths of Psychologically Literate Faculty

Thomas V. McGovern

in The Psychologically Literate Citizen

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199794942
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199914500 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794942.003.0071
Virtues and Character Strengths of Psychologically Literate Faculty

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Psychologically literate citizenship has been defined as an ideal outcome for undergraduate education in the discipline. Faculty members are primary role models for the ends and the means of this innovative conceptualization of learning and teaching. This chapter synthesizes a hallmark research agenda in Positive Psychology—virtues and character strengths—with specific applications of those findings to scientific education and a commitment to social and ethical responsibility (McGovern, 2010, 2006; McGovern & Miller, 2008). A program for faculty development and sustained renewal can make explicit the connections between psychological literacy, citizenship, and virtues and character strengths.

Keywords: psychologically literate faculty development; sustained renewal; virtues; character strengths

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Subjects: Social Psychology

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