From continence to virtue: Recovering goodness, character unity, and character types for positive psychology. – Fowers, B. J. (2008).

Abstract: Character is central to positive psychology’s efforts to understand and promote human flourishing. Despite the importance of character and ubiquitous references to Aristotle, virtue theory remains underdeveloped in positive psychology. This article elaborates three key aspects of virtue ethics for understanding flourishing: goodness, the unity of character, and character types. Positive psychologists have notContinue reading “From continence to virtue: Recovering goodness, character unity, and character types for positive psychology. – Fowers, B. J. (2008).”

The virtue of multiculturalism: Personal transformation, character, and openness to the other. – Fowers, B. J. & Davidov, B. J. (2006).

Abstract: The social, intellectual, and moral movement known as multiculturalism has been enormously influential in psychology. Its ability to reshape psychology has been due to its ethical force, which derives from the attractiveness of its aims of inclusion, social justice, and mutual respect. The cultivation of cultural competence, presented as a developmental process of acquiringContinue reading “The virtue of multiculturalism: Personal transformation, character, and openness to the other. – Fowers, B. J. & Davidov, B. J. (2006).”

Why is multiculturalism good? – Fowers, B. J., & Richardson, F. C. (1996).

Abstract: This article explores the moral sources that give multiculturalism the potency to move psychology to reassess itself. The power of the multicultural perspective appears to derive from its ability to show how psychology’s tendency toward monocultural universalism has undermined its aims as a science of human behavior and promoter of human welfare. The multiculturalContinue reading “Why is multiculturalism good? – Fowers, B. J., & Richardson, F. C. (1996).”