Character strengths and resilience in adolescence: a developmental perspective

Amanda Morris, Jennifer N.H. Watrous, Jennifer Hays-Grudo

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This commentary brings together thoughts on the papers in this special issue and integrates research on adolescent development, resilence, and positive youth experiences that promote character development. We apply the Protective and Compensatory Experieces (PACEs) framework to the papers in the special issue. We also discuss future directions for research and interventions promoting positive youth development and characters strengths.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Positive Psychology
StateAccepted/In press - 2024


  • development
  • Protective and Compensatory Experiences
  • Resilience
  • Virtues
  • youth


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