Journal of Traumatic Stress
How are strengths of character related to growth following trauma? A retrospective Web-based study of 1,739 adults found small, but positive associations among the number of potentially traumatic events experienced and a number of cognitive and interpersonal character strengths. It was concluded that growth following trauma may entail the strengthening of character.
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Peterson, Christopher; Park, Nansook; Pole, Nnamdi; D'Andrea, Wendy; and Seligman, Martin E.P., "Strengths of Character and Posttraumatic Growth" (2008). Psychology: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.