Major Research Initiatives
The Thrive Center's research seeks to investigate and further understand the psychological components of thriving, as well as the further the promotion of the process of thriving. Specifically, the Thrive Center works at the integration of science and spirituality.
Shades of Gratitude Project
Our team seeks to test and develop a theoretical framework to help guide future research on gratitude.
The Joyride Project
Dr. King explores the nature of joy and how to nurture joy in youth in order to promote thriving.
Study of Spirituality in America
Our team uses cutting-edge structural model analysis to understand diverse spirituality in the U.S.
CI Study of Positive Youth Development
Dr. King and partners study the impact of Compassion International's programs on youth.
Measuring Spirituality Among Adolescents
Dr. King tests the psychological viability of the MDAS scale among diverse youth.
The Telos Project
Dr. King uses teleology to further understand the ends and means of human development and thriving.
Multidimensional Identities of the 1.5 Undocu Generation
Dr. Rojas-Flores and Ramirez lead a self-care, mental health series to support undocumented youth.
Research Projects Archive
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