author={Jacobus (Kobus) G. Maree and Annamaria Di Fabio},
  journal={The Wiley Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences},


Utilizing Career Adaptability and Career Resilience to Promote Employability and Decent Work and Alleviate Poverty
In the first part of this chapter, the effect of changes in the world of work on people’s lives and society’s failure to create opportunities for decent work for everyone are considered as well as
Promoting career development in the early years of a person’s life through self- and career construction counselling (using an integrated, qualitative + quantitative approach): a case study
ABSTRACT This article reports on the value of career construction counselling (integrating qualitative and quantitative strategies and associated techniques) for a young person. The participant was
Career construction counseling with a mid-career black man
Traditional career theories may not provide a satisfactory basis for interventions aimed at dealing with constantly changing 21st-century career environments, nor adequately address the needs of
The Development of the Santa Clara Brief Compassion Scale: An Abbreviation of Sprecher and Fehr’s Compassionate Love Scale
This purpose of this study is to develop a brief version of Sprecher and Fehr’s Compassionate Love Scale (2005). This was accomplished by administering the 21-item scale to college student
The Development and Evaluation of a Compassion Scale
The psychometric properties of 10-item self-report measure of compassion, which can be used to foster understanding of the impact of compassion on disease and outcomes across social networks/relationships, are developed and evaluated.
Compassionate love for close others and humanity
A compassionate love scale was developed that can be used, in alternative forms, to assess compassionate or altruistic love for different targets (e.g., close others and all of humankind). Using
Open hearts build lives: positive emotions, induced through loving-kindness meditation, build consequential personal resources.
Discussion centers on how positive emotions are the mechanism of change for the type of mind-training practice studied here and how loving-kindness meditation is an intervention strategy that produces positive emotions in a way that outpaces the hedonic treadmill effect.
Compassion: an evolutionary analysis and empirical review.
This empirical review reveals compassion to have distinct appraisal processes attuned to undeserved suffering; distinct signaling behavior related to caregiving patterns of touch, posture, and vocalization; and a phenomenological experience and physiological response that orients the individual to social approach.
Compassion Training Alters Altruism and Neural Responses to Suffering
It is found that compassion training increased altruistic redistribution of funds to a victim encountered outside of the training context and that greater altruistic behavior may emerge from increased engagement of neural systems implicated in understanding the suffering of other people, executive and emotional control, and reward processing.