"Pursuing and understanding our own unique spiritual gifts, our own passions, our competencies, our natural proclivities is very much part of our vocation and part of our calling to humans."
Dr. Pam King
Thrive Center Faculty
Thrive Scholars Fellow, Fred Defoy discusses spiritual joy and vocational joy as resources to help us thrive in hard times.> Read More
Thrive Fellow, Esther Tan interviews an adult Third Culture Kid on how purpose has helped him navigate through COVID-19.> Read More
Thrive fellow, Fred Defoy shares the first 3 joy competencies that can help us thrive through our bodies, creativity, and sense of belonging.> Read More
Dr. Pam discusses how spirituality can help us stay grounded, connected, and directed throughout challenges.> Read More
Dr. Stephanie Trudeau continues her discussion on loss, and how meaning-making and beliefs can guide us toward healing.> Read More
Dr. Pam King explores how our beliefs can bring hope and light to our lives during dark times like COVID-19.> Read More
Dr. Pam King reflects on the importance of contemplative practices to help us thrive during the coronavirus.> Read More
The MDAS Scale
(King & Colleagues, 2016)
Building on existing theory and research, the Measure of Diverse Adolescent Spirituality (MDAS)* scale is a multidimensional measure of adolescent spirituality, including those who self-identify as spiritual outside of a religious tradition. Specifically, the MDAS is intended to explore the extent to which spiritual development takes place as youth experience transcendence in a manner that informs their beliefs and commitments, or fidelity, and motivates them to live in the world in a manner beneficial to self and others.