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Positivity and disability

RTWMatters team

What personality traits and experiences make people more likely to cope with adversity such as disability?

When injury or illness lead to ongoing disability, some people struggle to cope. What allows one person to feel good again, while another struggles? Do positive personality traits, like optimism, hope and resilience, help? How about subjective experiences, such as looking for the silver lining, making meaning from difficulties, and post-traumatic growth? For answers, some researchers are looking at the intersection between positive psychol...

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