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Articles by Aren Cohen

Aren Cohen is a learning coach working with students in New York City. Aren is also writing a book on the positive psychology of fathers and daughters based on her MAPP capstone research with the longitudinal Harvard Grant Study of Adult Development.

Open-mindedness and Judgment: Paragons In Action
March 13, 2015 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

All of us can learn from paragons of strengths. The film, Selma, about Martin Luther King Jr. and the march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965, is an opportunity to reflect upon and celebrate the virtue of open-mindedness and judgment.

Open-mindedness and Judgment: A Character Strength on the Fence
March 12, 2015 – 11:21 am | No Comment

The character strength of Open-mindedness or Judgment becomes a sticky one precisely because it straddles a boundary between character and questioning ethics. Open-mindedness seems to stem from compassion and a sense of tolerance and receptivity. Conversely, judgment implies logic and rationality, as well as a determination that one option is superior to another.

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