This chapter focuses on how spiritual and self-examination practices promote a number of virtues simultaneously, and demonstrates how there can be cross-pollination from one virtue to another within a person’s character. The chapter covers both conceptual and practical ground, beginning by elucidating the theory behind the idea of cross-pollination, and then turning to two examples of this at work. The chapter will close with some suggestions as to how psychological interventions to promote strengths of character might be enriched by fostering mutually reinforcing strengths, rather than targeting virtues individually.
|Title of host publication||The Moral Psychology of Gratitude|
|Editors||Robert Roberts, Daniel Telech|
|Place of Publication||Lanham, Maryland, USA|
|Publisher||Rowman & Littlefield|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Jan 2019|