Society for the Teaching of Psychology: Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

Faculty Virtues and Character Strengths: Reflective Exercises for Sustained Renewal

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Faculty Virtues and Character Strengths: Reflective Exercises for Sustained Renewal is a transdisciplinary faculty handbook to enhance the quality of learning and teaching.  The author applies six multicultural virtues and 24 character strengths from Positive Psychology research to the tasks of course design, managing critical incidents, and evaluating areas for development.  The downloadable, visually attractive text can be used in face-to-face workshops and online educational programs conducted by the author, or as a self-study guide for reflection. Faculty probe enduring values of excellent teachers and discuss or contemplate open-ended questions that stimulate authentic professional and personal commitment.     

ISBN: 978-1-941804-23-0  

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McGovern, T. (2012). Faculty virtues and character strengths: Reflective exercises for sustained renewal. J. R. Stowell (Ed.). Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Web site:


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