Doing the right thing: character, moral goodness, and Star Wars

Sansom, Lisa and Bretherton, Roger and Niemiec, Ryan M. (2016) Doing the right thing: character, moral goodness, and Star Wars. PsycCRITIQUES / Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 61 (25). p. 10. ISSN 1554-0138

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Abstract

A Review of Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens (2015) by J. J. Abrams (Director)
“Use the Force,” one of the most popular phrases derived from the Star Wars canon, is
aligned with many constructs studied in psychology, such as finding flow, the elicitation of
trust, and tapping into mindfulness. We add that there is an important dimension of internal
strength—more specifically, character strengths—reflected in this phrase.

Keywords:Positive Psychology, Character Strengths, Star Wars
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C810 Applied Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C890 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
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Deposited On:19 Feb 2018 12:02

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