The Thrive Center is a multidisciplinary research center at Fuller Theological Seminary
We engage in empirical research to discover new knowledge that promotes thriving in adolescence. Thrive has a strong tradition of research in positive youth development, character virtue and strengths, moral development, and we are particularly interested in the role of faith and religion as a resource for thriving. Our purpose is to develop resources to help those who are dedicated to caring for youth and social change.
Positive Youth Development
Youth thrive in a positive environment
From performance to purpose
How can we cultivate character strengths?
What creates our moral map, and where is it leading us?
8 virtues that really matter
Where faith and science meet
Research that changes the world forever.
Our researchers pioneer new ways to promote human thriving. Like a phone app that nurtures character, or studying how prayer is a path to broader generosity.