“Humility appears to be a modest virtue, so unassuming, so meek, so gentle. But we should not be deceived of its appearance. Neglected for too long by scientists and practitioners, humility is a wellspring of strength and flourishing. Buoyed by modern scientific findings, this volume restores this human strength to a central place among the virtues.”—Robert A. Emmons, editor-in-chief, The Journal of Positive Psychology; author, Thanks! and Gratitude Works!
“Yes, it’s a book about humility, but it’s no shrinking violet. Bold and forward-looking, the Handbook of Humility is packed with insights, questions, and challenges about one of the world’s most misunderstood virtues. Highly recommended for social scientists, philosophers, clinicians, and students.”— Michael McCullough, professor of psychology, University of Miami; author, Beyond Revenge: The Evolution of the Forgiveness Instinct
“This inspired scholarly collection will be indispensable to researchers, therapists, philosophers, religious scholars, theorists, and anyone interested in understanding the science of humility. The chapters in this volume, written by many of the leading researchers from multiple different disciplines, identify and elucidate five critical issues in the study of humility: defining humility, types of humility, measurement of humility, predictors and sequelea of humility, and the development of humility. This volume is an essential resource for anyone interested in the topic of humility.”—Dianne M. Tice, professor of psychology, Brigham Young University
Everett L. Worthington, Jr., PhD, is the Commonwealth Professor of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia. He has published over 35 books and 400 articles and scholarly chapters, mostly on forgiveness, marriage, and family topics and religion and spirituality.
Don E. Davis, PhD, is assistant professor of counseling and psychological services at Georgia State University. He has published over 130 journal articles and scholarly chapters. His research focuses on humility, forgiveness, and religion/spirituality.
Joshua N. Hook, PhD, is assistant professor of psychology at the University of North Texas. He is also a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Texas. He has published over 150 journal articles and scholarly chapters. His research focuses on humility, religion/spirituality, and multicultural counseling