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Ethics in Action Series: Why Do Kids Lie?

Debra Matell Cohen, Ed.D. John Winthrop Wright Director of Ethical Education Character.org “No Mommy, I did not poke the baby. She poked herself.” How many parents have heard their child lie and wondered “Where did I go wrong?” How many teachers wrestle with the...

Why I Believe Humor is a Character Strength

By: Dr. Arthur Schwartz, President, Character.org Over 20 years ago I had the honor to co-teach with Marty Seligman and Chris Peterson the first-ever course in Positive Psychology (at the University of Pennsylvania). Chris was on sabbatical at the time (he was a full...

A Virtuous Contemplation

By: Holly Whisenant Poor Richard’s Almanac is full of classic character wisdom, such as “Haste makes waste,” and “Don’t throw stones at your neighbors if your own windows are glass.” Benjamin Franklin also wrote in “The Art of Virtue” about a process of identifying...