Charles S. Carver

Carver, C. S., & Scheier, M. F. (2015). Rediscovering confidence as a mechanism and optimism as a construct. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, 25-26.

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.

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