[Research Article] Aquinas, Seligman, and Positive Psychology: A Christian Approach to the Use of the Virtues in Psychology
This article addresses the significance of using virtues in psychology for research and interventions. It compares Martin Seligman's secular or generic approach to positive psychology and Thomas Aquinas's Christian virtue theory, observing that amidst the similarities between these approaches, there are marked differences that are rooted in their philosophical and theological assumptions and are seen in their accounts of virtues and character strengths.
Craig Steven Titus, S.T.D., Ph.D.
Director and Professor of the Department of Integrative Studies