Rediscovering confidence as a mechanism and optimism as a construct

Charles S Carver, Michael F. Scheier

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2 Scopus citations


The target article asserts that resilience results from a generalized tendency to appraise stressful circumstances positively. Apparently unbeknownst to the authors, essentially the same idea has been advanced before and studied extensively from a different research perspective. This raises a broader issue: the critical need, when projects attempt to span disciplines, to fully examine work from all relevant backgrounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-26
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
StatePublished - Jul 27 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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