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This page serves to provide more information on each of the specific components of the overarching research project—resilience and post-traumatic growth, adversity and character strengths and virtues. Below is more information on key articles that provide overviews and discuss significant issues in the research literatures focusing on resilience, post-traumatic growth and character strengths and virtues. We also provide information on recommended assessment tools (scales) to be included in the RFP research projects.
Post-Traumatic Growth – An Overview
Here we provide you with an overview of the main theoretical perspectives on posttraumatic growth. This is by no means intended to be an exhaustive list or a comprehensive account of each perspective. The interested reader is referred to the relevant journal articles for a more comprehensive account of each perspective, or to Jayawickreme & Blackie (2014).Download pdf
Character Strengths and Virtues Summary
The emergence of the field of positive psychology at the turn of the 21st century presents an insight into the future direction of the science and practice of psychology. While psychology has generally concerned itself with healing- with fixing what is wrong or malfunctioning with individuals-, a number of psychologists have argued that equal emphasis should be placed on the factors contributing to healthy human functioning. For additional information, please visit http://studyofcharacter.com and http://thecharacterportal.com.Download pdf
Resilience – An Overview
Here we provide you with a brief overview of perspectives on resilience. This is by no means intended to be an exhaustive list or a comprehensive account. The interested reader is referred to the relevant journal articles for a more comprehensive account.Download pdf