Published Articles

The following is a list of published articles that have been supported by the Growth Initiative:

  1. Jayawickreme, E., & Blackie, L. E. R. (in press). Does Adversity Make Us Wiser Than Before? Addressing A Foundational Question. In D. Carr (Ed). Varieties of Virtue Ethics. London: Palsgrave Macmillan.
  2. Blackie, L. E. R., Jayawickreme, E., Helzer, E.G., Forgeard, M. J. C.,  & Roepke, A. M. (2015)  Investigating the Veracity of Self-Perceived Post-Traumatic Growth: A Profile Analysis Approach to Corroboration. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1948550615587986.
  3. Blackie, L. E. R., & Jayawickreme, E. (in press). The example of adverse life experiences as unique situations. European Journal of Personality.
  4. Jayawickreme, E., Forgeard, M.J.C. & Blackie, L.E.R. (2015). Personality Science, Resilience, and Posttraumatic Growth. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 38, e105 doi:10.1017/S0140525X14001551
  5. Helzer, E.G. & Jayawickreme, E. (2015). Control and the “good life”: Primary and secondary control as distinct indicators of well-being. Social  Psychological and Personality Science. doi: 10.1177/1948550615576210
  6. Schueller, S. M., Jayawickreme, E., Blackie, L. E. R., Forgeard, M. J. C. & Roepke, A. M. (2015) Finding character strengths through loss: An extension of Peterson and Seligman (2003). The Journal of Positive Psychology 10(1), 53–63.
  7. Fleeson, W. & Jayawickreme, E. (2015). Whole Trait Theory. Journal of Research in Personality, 56, 82-92.
  8. Blackie, L. E. R., Jayawickreme, E., Forgeard, M. J. C. & Jayawickreme, N. (2014) The protective function of personal growth initiative among a genocide-affected population in Rwanda. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, Advance online publication.
  9. Forgeard, M. J. C., & Jayawickreme, E. (2014). Necessity, unpredictability, opportunity, and creativity: Commentary on Lee and Mouras (2014). In A. B. Kaufman & J. C. Kaufman (Eds.), Animal creativity and innovation. Waltham, MA: Academic Press.
  10. Blackie, L.E.R. & Jayawickreme, E. (2014). Promoting Change in Post-traumatic Growth Research: Response to Commentaries. European Journal of Personality.
  11. Jayawickreme, E. & Blackie, L.E.R. (2014). Posttraumatic Growth as Positive Personality Change: Evidence, Controversies and Future Directions. Target article at European Journal of Personality, 28(4), 312-331.
  12. Roepke, A. M., Jayawickreme, E. & Riffle, O.M. (2014). Meaning and health: A systematic review. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 9 (4), 1055-1079.
  13. Forgeard, M. J. C., Mecklenburg, A. C., Lacasse, J. J., & Jayawickreme, E. (2014). “Bringing the whole universe to order: Creativity, healing, and posttraumatic growth.” Invited chapter in J. C. Kaufman (Ed.), New ideas about an old topic: Creativity and mental illness. New York: Cambridge University Press. (321-342)
  14. Blackie, L. E .R., Roepke, A .M., Forgeard, M. J. C., Jayawickreme, E. & Fleeson, W. (2014). Act well to be well: The promise of changing personality states to promote well-being. The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Positive Psychological Interventions, 462-474
  15. Jayawickreme, N., Jayawickreme, E. & Lacasse, J.J. (2013). Psychopathology, Psychosocial Problems and Post-traumatic Growth in North-Eastern Sri Lanka: A Quantitative Analysis. In D. Herath & K. T. Silva (Eds.). Healing the Wounds: Rebuilding Sri Lanka after the War. Colombo: International Center for Ethnic Studies.
  16. Jayawickreme, E., Forgeard, M. J. C. & Seligman, M.E.P. (2012). The Engine of Well-Being. Review of General Psychology, 16 (4), 327-342.
  17. Roepke, A. M., Forgeard, M. J. C., & Elstein, J. G. (2014). Providing context for behavior: Cognitive change matters for posttraumatic growth. European Journal of Personality, 28, 347-348.
  18. Forrgeard, M. J. C. (2013). Perceiving benefits after adversity: The relationship between self-reported posttraumatic growth and creativity. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 7(3), 245-264.
  19. Fleeson, W. (2014). Four ways of (not) being real, and whether they are essential for post- traumatic growth. European Journal of Personality, 28, 336-337. DOI: 10.1002/per.1970
  20. Roepke, A. M. (2015) Psychosocial interventions and posttraumatic growth: A meta-analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83, 129-142 doi:
  21. Roepke, A. M. & Seligman, M. E. P. (2014). Doors opening: A mechanism for growth after adversity.  Journal of Positive Psychology, 10(2), 107-115.