Toward a More Credible Understanding of Post-Traumatic Growth

Eranda Jayawickreme, Frank J. Infurna

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Traditional research on post-traumatic growth has utilized methodologically flawed cross-sectional designs that involve retrospective assessments of post-traumatic growth. This has resulted in a majority of research in this field suffering from a lack of credibility and reliability. In this special issue, we present nine articles that seek to make innovative conceptual and methodological contributions with the goal of promoting better research practices on post-traumatic growth. In the introduction to this special issue, we provide an overview of these contributions, and discuss the implications of these articles both to improving future scholarship and to encouraging personality scientists to examine this important phenomenon in the years and decades to come.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-8
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of personality
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2021


  • open science
  • personality change
  • post-traumatic growth
  • resilience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology


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