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Welcome to Character Strengths

I’m pleased to introduce Character Strengths — a blog about positive psychology and figuring out how to best use your inherent character strengths and the positives of your personality. It will highlight character strengths in action in real life, and provide tips, movie examples, inspiration and ideas on how you can improve upon your own character strengths.

Dr. Ryan M. Niemiec is an author, licensed psychologist, and educator. He is Education Director of the VIA Institute on Character, an internationally-recognized, nonprofit organization where he leads workshops around the world on the science and practice of character strengths.

Ryan is co-author of Positive Psychology at the Movies: Using Films to Build Virtues and Character Strengths (2008) and Movies and Mental Illness: Using Films to Understand Psychopathology (2005; 2010), and a number of book chapters and articles. He is Associate Editor of the APA journal PsycCRITIQUES and a Consulting Editor to the Journal of Popular Media Culture. You can learn more about him here.

Please give Ryan a warm Psych Central welcome!

Welcome to Character Strengths

John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

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Grohol, J. (2012). Welcome to Character Strengths. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 18, 2020, from


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