Rediscovering confidence as a mechanism and optimism as a construct

Charles S Carver, Michael F. Scheier

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Abstract

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
Volume38
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 27 2015

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Rediscovering confidence as a mechanism and optimism as a construct. / Carver, Charles S; Scheier, Michael F.

In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 38, 27.07.2015, p. 25-26.

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