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    What does it mean to be resilient?

    Frank J Infurna and Eranda Jayawickreme / March 18, 2017

    Resilience is a term used so frequently that some have argued it has lost all meaning. To provide one example, Paul Sehgal (2015) wrote that the usage of the term “resilience” across contexts, such as individuals, communities, and companies have rendered it empty and without clear meaning. He arguably has a point. How often have […]

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    Does character change following adversity?

    Eranda Jayawickreme & Frank Infurna / February 21, 2017

    What do we currently know about how character changes following trauma, adversity or life challenge? Much theorizing on the role of life events in shaping personality focuses on the importance of significant life events in shaping personality. These events have the potential to modify, interrupt or redirect people’s lives by impacting their thoughts, feelings and […]

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    Welcome to the website for the Pathways to Character Project!

    Eranda Jayawickreme & Frank J. Infurna / January 18, 2017

    Welcome to the website for the Pathways to Character Project! The overarching goal of this project is to examine whether and how adversities, challenges, or failures that individuals experience…

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