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READINGS

IMPORTANT JEWISH ESSAYS ABOUT STRENGTHS

​Personal Growth: The Challenge of Our Generation

Based on an essay by Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe zt"l



An Excerpt from "Created in God's Image"

A talk by Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel zt"l, the "Alter of Slobodka" (1849-1927)

Translated by Rabbi Nosson Scherman



Know Your Own Strengths

Notes from the Vaad of Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe zt"l 

10 Cheshvan, 5763, October 16, 2002​​

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY ARTICLES ABOUT STRENGTHS​​​

Positive Psychology: An Introduction
By Martin E. P. Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

VIA Character Strengths - Research and Practice: The First 10 Years

By Ryan M. Niemiec



Positive Education: Positive Psychology and Classroom Interventions

By Martin E. P. Seligman, Randal M. Ernst, Jane Gillham, Karen Reivich, and Mark Linkins



RECOMMENDED BOOKS ABOUT STRENGTHS

​Jewish Books

  • Let Us Make Man by Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski

  • Angels Don’t Leave Footprints by Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski

  • Nurture Their Nature by Rabbi Yosef Lynn and Rabbi Jack Cohen (Mosaica Press, December 2020)


Positive Psychology Books

  • Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton

  • StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath

  • Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification by Christopher Peterson and Martin E. P. Seligman

  • Strengths Based Leadership by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie

  • Authentic Happiness by Martin E. P. Seligman

  • Flourish by Martin E. P. Seligman

  • Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

  • Teach With Your Strengths by Rosanne Liesveld and Jo Ann Miller

  • The Strength Switch by Lea Waters

  • The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz

  • The Path to Purpose by William Damon

  • Life's Great Question by Tom Rath

  • Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

  • Learning to Ride Elephants: Teaching Happiness and Well-Being in Schools by Ian Morris

  • The Optimistic Child by Martin E. P. Seligman

  • Mindset by Carol S. Dweck

  • Grit by Angela Duckworth

 

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