Published VIA Articles

Character Strengths and Intellectual and Developmental Disability: A Strengths-Based Approach from Positive Psychology

Niemiec, R., Shogren, K., Wehmeyer, M. (2017). Character Strengths and Intellectual and Developmental Disability: A Strengths-Based Approach from Positive Psychology. Education and Training in Austim and Developmental Disabilities,52(1), 13-25. 

Positive psychopathology: Social anxiety via character strengths underuse and overuse

Freidlin, P., Littman-Ovadia, H., Niemiec, R. (2016). Positive psychopathology: Social anxiety via character strengths underuse and overuse. Personality and Individual Differences,108(2017) 50-54.

Factor structure of character strengths in youth: Consistency across ages and measures

McGrath, R., Walker, D. (2016). Factor structure of character strengths in youth: Consistency across ages and measures. Journal of Moral Education. doi:10.1080/03057240.2016.1213709.

A study investigating the effects of Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP) on wellbeing

Ivtzan, I., Niemiec, R. M., & Briscoe, C. (2016). A study investigating the effects of Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP) on wellbeing. International Journal of Wellbeing, 6(2), 1-13. doi:10.5502/ijw.v6i2.1.

Discovering the professional within: How identifying our character strengths can help build our ideal career and success

Williams, Gemma (2016). Discovering the professional within: How identifying our character strengths can help build our ideal career and success. PsychTalk, 85, (pp 5-9). © 2016 The British Psychological Society, reproduced with permission.

Doing the Right Thing: Character, Moral Goodness, and Star Wars

Sansom, L., Bretherton, R., Niemiec, R.M. (2016). Doing the right thing: character, moral goodness and Star Wars. PsycCRITIQUES, 61(25), Article 10.

The Relationships of Character Strengths with Coping, Work-Related Stress, and Job Satisfaction

Harzer, C., & Ruch, W. (2015). The relationships of character strengths with coping, work-related stress, and job satisfaction. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00165.

 

"Characterizing" the Workplace: Using Character Strengths to Create Sustained Success

Mayerson, N (2015, June 25). "Characterizing" the Workplace: Using Character Strengths to Create Sustained Success. Kognition & Paedagogik, 96 (pp 14-27).

 

Integrating Psychological and Cultural Perspectives on Virtue: The Hierarchical Structure of Character Strengths

McGrath, R. E. (2015). Integrating psychological and cultural perspectives on virtue: The hierarchical structure of character strengths. Journal of Positive Psychology, 10, 407-424.

 

Measurement Invariance in Translations of the VIA Inventory of Strengths

McGrath, R. E. (2015). Measurement invariance in translations of the VIA inventory of strengths. European Journal of Psychological Assessment.

 

The Character-Driven Person: How Frozen's Anna, not Elsa, Is an Exemplar

Niemiec, R. M., & Bretherton, R. (2015, June 29). The character-driven person: How Frozen’s
Anna, not Elsa, is an exemplar. PsycCRITIQUES, 60(26), Article 10.

 

Strengths-Based Positive Psychology Interventions: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Online Trial on Long-Term Effects for a Signature Strengths vs. a Lesser Strengths-Intervention

Proyer, R. T., Gander, F., Wellenzohn, S., & Ruch, W. (2015). Strengths-based positive psychology interventions: A randomized placebo-controlled online trial on long-term effects for a signature strengths vs. a lesser strengths intervention. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 456. DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00456.

 

Mapping Strengths into Virtues: The Relation of the 24 VIA Strengths to Six Ubiquitous Virtues 

Ruch, W., & Proyer, R. T. (2015). Mapping strengths into virtues: the relation of the 24 VIA-strengths to six ubiquitous virtues. Frontiers in Psychology. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00460.

 

Good Character at School: Positive Classroom Behavior Mediates the Link Between Character Strengths and School Achievement

Wagner, L., & Ruch, W. (2015). Good character at school: Positive classroom behavior mediates the link between character strengths and school achievement. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00610.

 

Strength-Based Career Counseling: Overview and Initial Evaluation

Littman-Ovadia, H., Lazar-Butbul, V., Benjamin, B. A. (2014). Strengths-based career counseling: Description and evaluation. Journal of Career Assessment.

 

Through the lens of Strength: A Framework for Educating the Heart

Linkins, M., Niemiec, R. M., Gillham, J., & Mayerson, D. (2014). Through the lens of strength: A framework for educating the heart. Journal of Positive Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/17439760.2014.888581

 

Character Strengths in 75 Nations: An Update

McGrath, R. E. (2014). Character strengths in 75 nations: An update. Journal of Positive Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/17439760.2014.888580.

 

Scale- and Item- Level Factor Analysis of the VIA Inventory of Strengths

McGrath, R. E. (2013). Scale- and item-level factor analysis of the VIA Inventory of Strengths. Assessment. DOI: 10.1177/1073191112450612

 

Assessment of Character Strengths in Children and Adolescents

Rashid, T., Anjum, A., Quinlan, D., Niemiec, R. M., Mayerson, D., & Kazemi, F. (2013). Assessment of character strengths in children and adolescents. In C. Proctor & A. Linley (Eds.), Handbook of Positive Psychology for Children and Adolescents.

 

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

Niemiec, R. M. (2013). VIA character strengths: Research and practice (The first 10 years). In H. H. Knoop & A. Delle Fave (Eds.), Well-being and cultures: Perspectives on positive psychology (pp. 11-30). New York: Springer.

 

Mindful Living: character strengths interventions as pathways for the five mindfulness trainings

Niemiec, R. M. (2012). Mindful living: Character strengths interventions as pathways for the five mindfulness trainings. International Journal of Wellbeing, 2 (1), 22-33. doi:10.5502/ijw.v2i1.2 

 

Strong Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness and Character Strengths 

Niemiec, R. M., Rashid, T., & Spinella, M. (2012). Strong mindfulness: Integrating mindfulness and character strengths. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 34 (3), 240-253.

 

Positive Psychologists on Positive Psychology

Jarden, A. (2012). Positive psychologists on positive psychology. Chapter on Ryan M. Niemiec. Wellington, New Zealand: Aaron Jarden.


Understanding Death Attitudes: The Integration of Movies, Positive Psychology, and Meaning Management

Niemiec, R. M., & Schulenberg, S. E. (2011). Understanding death attitudes: The integration of movies, positive psychology, and meaning management. Death Studies, 35, 387-407.

 

Positive Psychology cinemeducation: A Review of Happy

Niemiec, R. M. (2011). Positive psychology cinemeducation: A review of Happy. International
 Journal of Wellbeing, 1
(3), 326-332. doi:10.5502/ijw.v1i3.3

 

Alice in Wonderland- Positive Psychology Interventions

Niemiec, R. M. (2010, August 4). A wonderland journey through positive psychology interventions. [Review of the motion picture Alice in wonderland]. PsycCRITIQUES – Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 55 (31), Article 9.

 

Character Strengths and Positive Psychology: On the Horizon in Family Therapy

Niemiec,R. M. (2010, Spring). Character strengths and positive psychology: On the horizon in family therapy. The Family Psychologist, 26 (1), 16-17.

 

Is Optimal Functioning a Distinct State?

McGrath, R. E., Rashid, T., Park, N., & Peterson, C. (2010). Is optimal functioning a distinct state? The Humanistic Psychologist, 38, 159-169.

 

The True Meaning of Character

Niemiec, R. M. (2010, May 12). The true meaning of character. [Review of the motion picture Invictus]. PsycCRITIQUES – Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 55 (19), Article 9.

 

Temperance: The Quiet Virtue Finds a Home

Niemiec, R. M., & Clyman, J. (2009, November 18). Temperance: The quiet virtue finds a home. [Review of the motion picture Twilight]. PsycCRITIQUES – Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 54 (46). Article 9.

 

Positive Interventions in Clinical Practice

Rashid, T. (2009). Positive interventions in clinical practice. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, 65 (5), 461-466.