Publications

PUBLICATIONS (*denotes mentored student/postdoc)

Books

Jayawickreme, E. (under contract). Is There Value to Adversity? New York: Oxford University Press.

Infurna, F.J., & Jayawickreme, E. (eds.) (under contract). Redesigning Research on Post-Traumatic Growth: Challenges, Pitfalls and New Directions. New York: Oxford University Press.

Jayawickreme, E. & *Blackie, L.E.R. (2016). Exploring the Psychological Benefits of Hardship: A Critical Reassessment of Posttraumatic Growth. Switzerland: Springer.

Special Issues

Jayawickreme, E. & Infurna, F.J. (in progress, scheduled for 2020). “Post-Traumatic Growth as Positive Personality Change” for the Journal of Personality

Jayawickreme, E., Grimm, S., & *Blackie, L.E.R. (2019, vol. 3). “Wisdom and Adversity” for the Journal of Value Inquiry

Seider, S., Jayawickreme, E.& Lerner, R.M. (2017). “Character Development in Adolescence: Theoretical and Empirical Bases,” Journal of Youth and Adolescence,46(6), 1149-1245.

In Press

Jayawickreme, E. (in press). The Value of Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Advancing the Scientific Study of Growth Through Adversity. Journal of Psychology and Christianity.

Jayawickreme, E. (in press). How easy it is to be intellectually humble in our daily lives? Practicing Science: Virtues, Values, and the Good Life: Conference Proceedings.

Jayawickreme, E. & *Zachry, C. (in press). Positive personality change following adversity. The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences.

Jayawickreme, E. & *Zachry, C. (in press). Traits and dynamic processes. For inclusion in P. Corr and G. Matthews (eds.). The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology.

Mischinski, M., & Jayawickreme, E. (in press). Wisdom and Moral Exemplars. In R. Sternberg, H. Nusbaum, & J. Gluck (eds.). Applying Wisdom to Contemporary World Problems. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

*Zachry, C.E., & Jayawickreme, E. (in press). Unbelieving Wisdom: Does Critiquing Reports of Perceived Growth Following Adversity Constitute an Epistemic Injustice? In M. Monore & M. Ferrari (eds.). Post-Traumatic Growth to Psychological Well-Being: Coping Wisely with Adversity. New York: Springer.

2019

*Brocato, N.W., *Hix, L. & Jayawickreme, E.(2019). Challenges in Measuring Wisdom-Relevant Constructs in Young Adult Undergraduate Students. Journal of Moral Education, 1-25. https://doi.org:10.1080/03057240.2019.1576124

Chopik, W.J., Jayawickreme, E., Renz, U., & Yang. E. (2019).Conceptual and Methodological Considerations for the Study of Wisdom Arising from Adversity. Journal of Value Inquiry. https://doi.org:10.1007/s10790-019-09706-4

Collier, L., Hawkins, A., Jayawickreme, E., Fleeson, W., & Furr, R.M. (2019). Relativism or Tolerance? Defining, Assessing, Connecting, and Distinguishing Two Moral Personality Features Critical to a Diverse Society. Journal of Personality.https://doi.org:10.1111/jopy.12466

Forgeard, M.J.C., Herzhoff, K., Jayawickreme, E., Tsukayama, E., Beard, C, & Björgvinsson, T. (2019). Changes in daily manifestations of openness to experience during intensive cognitive-behavioral treatment. Journal of Personality.

Infurna, F.J., & Jayawickreme, E. (2019). Fixing the Growth Illusion: New Directions for Research in Resilience and Post-Traumatic Growth. Current Directions in Psychological Science. (shared first authorship)

Jayawickreme, E.(2019). The Value of Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Advancing the Scientific Study of Growth Through Adversity. Journal of Psychology and Christianity.

Jayawickreme, E., & Blackie, L.E.R. (2019). Psychopathology and languishing are distinct. Journal of Positive Psychology.

Jayawickreme, E., Grimm, S.R., & Blackie, L.E.R. (2019). Does Adversity Make Us Wiser Than Before? Addressing a Foundational Question Through Interdisciplinary Engagement. Journal of Value Inquiry.  https://doi.org:10:1007/s10790-019-09710-8

Jayawickreme, E., & Zachry, C.E. (2019). Interpersonal dynamics of positive personality change following adversity. European Journal of Personality.

Jayawickreme, N., Rasmussen, A., Karasz, A., Verkuilen, J., Fountain, C., & Jayawickreme, E. (2019) . Network theory can help focus research on the role of culture and context in psychopathology, but don’t discount latent variable models. Behavioral & Brain Sciences.

Lamade, R.V., Jayawickreme, E.,*Blackie, L.E.R., & McGrath, R.E. (2019). Are Sequential Sample Designs Useful for Examining Post-Traumatic Changes in Character Strengths? Journal of Positive Psychology, 1-8. https://doi.org:10.1080/17439760.2019.1610481

2018

Fleeson, W. & Jayawickreme, E. (2018). Perspectives on the person. Rapid growth and opportunities for integration. In K. Deaux and M. Snyder (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Helzer, E.G., Jayawickreme, E., & Furr, R.M. (2018). Moral character: Current insights and future directions. In T. Shackelford & V. Ziegler-Hill (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences Vol. 2 (pp. 278-300). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Jayawickreme, E., Jayawickreme, N. *Zachry, C. & Goonasekera, N. (2018). The importance of positive need fulfillment: Evidence from a sample of war-affected Sri Lankans. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ort0000300

Jayawickreme, E., Rivers, J., & Rauthmann, J.R. (2018) . Do we know how adversity impacts human development? Research in Human Development. https://doi.org/10.1080/15427609.2018.1495515

Jayawickreme, E., Zachry, C. E, & Fleeson, W. (2018). Whole trait theory: An integrative approach to examining personality structure and process. Personality and Individual Differences. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2018.06.045

Jayawickreme, N., Verkuilen, J., Jayawickreme, E., Acosta, K., & Foa, E.B. (2018). Measuring depression in a non-Western war-affected displaced population: Measurement equivalence of the Beck Depression Inventory. Frontiers in Psychology, 8: 1670.

*Prentice, M., Jayawickreme, E., & Fleeson, W. (2018). Integrating Whole Trait Theory and Self‐Determination Theory. Journal of Personality. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12417

*Prentice, M., Jayawickreme, E., Hawkins, A., Furr, R.M., & Fleeson, W. (2018). Morality as a basic psychological need. Social Psychological and Personality Science. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550618772011

Roepke, A.M., Tsukayama, E., Forgeard, M.J.C., *Blackie, L.E.R., & Jayawickreme, E. (2018). Randomized controlled trial of SecondStory, an intervention targeting psychological growth following adversity, with bereaved adults. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 86, 518-532.

*Zachry, C.E., *Phan, L.V., *Blackie, L.E.R. & Jayawickreme, E. (2018). Situation-Based Contingencies Underlying Wisdom-Content Manifestations: Examining Intellectual Humility in Daily Life. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gby016

2017

Baumert, A., Schmitt, M., Perugini, M., Johnson, W., Blum, G., Borkenau, P., Costantini, G., Denissen, J., Fleeson, W., Grafton, B., Jayawickreme, E., Kurzius, E., MacLeod, C., Miller, L., Read, L., Read, S.J., Robinson, M.D., Roberts, B., Wood, D., & Wrzus, C. (2017) . Integrating personality structure, personality process, and personality development. European Journal of Personality, 31, 503-528.

Baumert, A., Schmitt, M., Perugini, M., Johnson, W., Blum, G., Borkenau, P., Costantini, G., Denissen, J., Fleeson, W., Grafton, B., Jayawickreme, E., Kurzius, E., MacLeod, C., Miller, L., Read, L., Read, S.J., Robinson, M.D., Roberts, B., Wood, D., & Wrzus, C. (2017). Working towards integration of personality structure, process, and development. European Journal of Personality, 31, 577-595.

*Blackie, L. E.R., Jayawickreme, E., Hitchcott, N., & Joseph, S. (2017). Distinguishing post -traumatic growth from psychological adjustment among Rwandan genocide survivors. In D. Carr (ed.). Varieties of Virtue Ethics (pp. 299-317). Palgrave Macmillan UK.

*Blackie, L.E.R., Jayawickreme, E., Tsukayama, E., Forgeard, M.J.C., Roepke, A.M., & Fleeson, W. (2017) Post-traumatic growth as positive personality change: Developing a measure to assess within- person variability, Journal of Research in Personality, 69, 22-32.

Fleeson, W. & Jayawickreme, E. (2017). Challenging Doris’ attack on aggregation: Why we are not left “completely in the dark” about global virtues. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 20, 519-536.

Hartley, A.G., Jayawickreme, E. & Fleeson, W. (2017). Organizing situation characteristics by their influence on big 5 states. In D. Funder, J. Rauthmann, & R. Sherman (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Psychological Situations. New York: Oxford University Press.

Jayawickreme, E. (2017). Could a situational judgment test predict the likelihood of personality change following the experience of adversity? European Journal of Personality, 31, 460-461.

Jayawickreme, E. Brocato, N. W. & *Blackie, L.E.R. (2017). Wisdom gained? Assessing relationships between adversity, personality and well-being among a late adolescent sample. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46, 1179-1199.

Jayawickreme, E. & Fleeson, W. (2017). Does whole trait theory work for the virtues? In Moral Psychology, Volume V: Virtue and Happiness. Ed. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Christian B. Miller (pp. 75-103). Cambridge: MIT Press.

Jayawickreme, E. & Fleeson, W. (2017). Whole trait theory can explain virtues. In Moral Psychology, Volume V: Virtue and Happiness. Ed. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Christian B. Miller (pp. 121-129). Cambridge: MIT Press.

Jayawickreme, E., Tsukayama, E., & Kashdan, T. B. (2017). Examining the effect of affect on life satisfaction judgments: A within-person perspective. Journal of Research in Personality, 68, 32-37.

Jayawickreme, E., Tsukayama, E., & Kashdan, T. B. (2017). Examining the within-person effect of affect on daily satisfaction. Journal of Research on Personality, 71, 27-32.

Jayawickreme, N., Mootoo, C., Fountain, C., Rasmussen, A., Jayawickreme, E., & Bertuccio, R.F. (2017). Post-conflict struggles as networks of problems: A network analysis of trauma, daily stressors and psychological distress among Sri Lankan war survivors. Social Science and Medicine, 190, 119-132.

Seider, S., Jayawickreme, E. & Lerner, R.M. (2017). Theoretical and empirical bases of character development in adolescence: A view of the issues. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46, 1149-1152.

2016

Dahill-Brown, S.E. & Jayawickreme, E. (2016). What constitutes indices of well-being among college students? In Harward, D. W. (Ed.). Well-being and Higher Education: A Strategy for Change and the Realization of Education’s Greater Purposes (pp. 123-134). Bringing Theory to Practice.

Hartley, A.G., Furr, R.M., Helzer, E.G., Jayawickreme, E., Velasquez, K.R., & Fleeson, W. (2016). Morality’s centrality to liking, respecting and understanding others. Social and Personality Psychological Science, 7, 648-657.

Jayawickreme, E., & Dahill-Brown, S. E. (2016). Developing well -being and capabilities as a goal of higher education: A thought-piece on educating the whole student. In J. Vittersø (ed.). Handbook of Eudaimonic Well-Being (pp. 473-484). Springer International Publishing.

*Shing, E.Z., Jayawickreme, E., & Waugh, C.E. (2016). Resilience, positivity, and contextual coping with disasters. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 72, 1287-1306.

*Stagnaro, E., *Blackie, L. E.R., *Helzer, E. G., & Jayawickreme, E. (2016) . Making meaning in the context of ethnopolitical warfare: Secondary control as a resource. In Clinical Perspectives on Meaning (pp. 89-109). Springer International Publishing.

Zalta, A. K., Allred, K. M., Jayawickreme, E., *Blackie, L. E. R., & Chambless, D. L. (2016). Validation of the parental facilitation of mastery scale–II. Journal of Clinical Psychology. Online first publication doi:10.1002/jclp.22416

2015

*Blackie, L. E. R., & Jayawickreme, E. (2015). The example of adverse life experiences as unique situations. European Journal of Personality, 29, 385-386.

*Blackie, L. E. R., Jayawickreme, E., Forgeard, M. J. C. & Jayawickreme, N. (2015) The protective function of personal growth initiative among a genocide-affected population in Rwanda. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 7, 333-339.

*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 and Personality Psychological Science, 6, 788-796.

Fleeson, W., Furr, R. M., Jayawickreme, E., Helzer, E. G., Hartley, A. G., & Meindl, P. (2015). Personality science and the foundations of character. In C. B. Miller, R. M. Furr, A. Knobel, & W. Fleeson (Eds.), Character: New Directions from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology (pp. 41-71). Oxford University Press.

Fleeson, W. & Jayawickreme, E. (2015). Going beyond traits or in depth into traits? European Journal of Personality, 29, 327-328.

Fleeson, W. & Jayawickreme, E. (2015). What are personality psychologists especially suited to add to the study of situations? European Journal of Personality, 29, 392-393.

Fleeson, W. & Jayawickreme, E. (2015). Whole trait theory. Journal of Research in Personality, 56, 82-92.

*Helzer, E.G. & Jayawickreme, E. (2015). Control and the “good life”: Primary and secondary control as distinct indicators of well-being. Social and Personality Psychological Science, 6, 653-660.

Jayawickreme, E., Forgeard, M.J.C. & *Blackie, L.E.R. (2015). Personality science, resilience, and posttraumatic growth. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 38, e105.

*Meindl, P., Jayawickreme, E., Furr, R.M. & Fleeson, W. (2015). A foundation beam for studying morality from a personological point of view: Are individual differences in moral behaviors and thoughts consistent? Journal of Research in Personality, 59, 81-92.

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). Journal of Positive Psychology 10, 53–63.

2014

*Blackie, L.E.R. & Jayawickreme, E. (2014). Promoting change in posttraumatic growth research: response to commentaries. European Journal of Personality, 28, 351-361.

*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. In A. C. Parks (Ed.), Handbook of positive psychological interventions (pp. 462-474). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Campbell, J.B, Jayawickreme, E, & *Hanson, E. (2014) . Measures of values and moral personality. In G. Boyle (ed.). Handbook of Personality and Social Psychological Constructs (pp. 505-529). New York: Elsevier.

Fleeson, W., Furr, R.M., Jayawickreme, E. Meindl, P. & Helzer, E.G. (2014). Character: The prospects for a personality-based perspective on morality. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 8, 178-191.

Forgeard, M. J. C., & Jayawickreme, E. (2014). Necessity, unpredictability, opportunity, and creativity. In A. B. Kaufman & J. C. Kaufman (Eds.), Animal creativity and innovation (pp. 330-334). Waltham, MA: Academic Press.

Forgeard, M. J. C., Mecklenburg, A. C., Lacasse, J. J., & Jayawickreme, E. (2014). “Bringing the whole universe to order:” Creativity, healing, and posttraumatic growth. In J. C. Kaufman (Ed.), New ideas about an old topic: Creativity and mental illness. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Jayawickreme,  E. &  *Blackie,  L.E.R.  (2014).  Posttraumatic  growth  as  positive  personality  change: Evidence, controversies and future directions. European Journal of Personality, 28, 312-331.

Jayawickreme, E. *Meindl, P., Helzer, E.G., Furr, R.M., & Fleeson, W. (2014). Virtuous states and virtuous traits: How the empirical evidence regarding the existence of broad traits saves virtue ethics from the situationist challenge. Theory and Research in Education, 12, 1-26.

Lacasse, J.J., Forgeard, M.J.C., Jayawickreme, N. & Jayawickreme, E. (2014). The factor structure of the CES-D in a sample of Rwandan genocide survivors. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 49, 459-465.

Roepke, A. M., Jayawickreme, E. & Riffle, O.M. (2014). Meaning and health: A review. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 9, 1055-1079

2013

Jayawickreme, E., Jayawickreme, N., & Seligman, M.E.P. (2013).  From victims to survivors: The positive psychology of refugee mental health. In K. M. Gow and M. J. Celinski (Eds.), Mass Trauma: Impact and Recovery Issues (pp. 313-330). New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Jayawickreme, E. & Pawelski, J. (2013). Positivity and the capabilities approach. Philosophical Psychology, 26, 383-400.

Jayawickreme, N., Jayawickreme, E., & Foa, E. B. (2013). Trauma and culture: Using the individualism-collectivism construct to understand cultural differences in posttraumatic stress disorder. In K. M. Gow and M. J. Celinski (Eds.), In K. M. Gow and M. J. Celinski (Eds.), Mass Trauma: Impact and Recovery Issues (pp. 55-76). New York: Nova Science Publishers.

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 (pp. 130-166). Colombo: International Center for Ethnic Studies.

2012

Jayawickreme, E. & Di Stefano, P. (2012). How can we study the hero? Integrating persons, situations and communities. Political Psychology, 33, 165-178.

Jayawickreme, E., Forgeard, M. J. C. & Seligman, M.E.P. (2012). The engine of well-being. Review of General Psychology, 16, 327-342.

Jayawickreme, E., Jayawickreme, N., & Goonasekera, M.A. (2012). Using focus group methodology to adapt measurement scales and explore questions of well-being and mental health: The case of Sri Lanka. Intervention: International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work and Counselling in Areas of Armed Conflict, 10, 156-167.

Jayawickreme, N., Jayawickreme, E., Atanasov, P., Goonasekera, M. A., & Foa, E. B. (2012). Are culturally specific measures of trauma-related anxiety and depression needed? The case of Sri Lanka. Psychological Assessment, 24, 791-800

2011

Forgeard, M.J.C., Jayawickreme, E., Kern, M.L., & Seligman, M.E.P. (2011). Doing the right thing: Measuring well-being for public policy. International Journal of Wellbeing, 1, 79-106.

Hall, A. H., Gow, K. M., Penn, M. L., & Jayawickreme, E. (2011). Strength and weakness of character: Psychological health and resilience. In M. J. Celinski & K. M. Gow (Eds.), Continuity versus creative response to challenge: The primacy of resilience and resourcefulness in life and therapy (pp.175-194). New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Jayawickreme, E. & Forgeard, M. J. C. (2011). Insight or data? Using non-scientific sources in teaching positive psychology. Journal of Positive Psychology, 6, 499-505.

Roepke, A. M. & Jayawickreme, E. (2011). Meaning and health: A review. White paper prepared for the Positive Health Psychological Well-Being Measurement Committee.

2010

Jayawickreme, E., Jayawickreme, N., & Miller, E. (2010). Triumphalism, fear and humiliation: The psychological legacy of Sri Lanka’s civil war. Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, 3, 208-222.

2009

Jayawickreme, N., Jayawickreme, E., & Goonasekera, M. (2009). Distress, well-being and war: Qualitative analysis of civilian interviews from north-eastern Sri Lanka and validation of culturally-sensitive measures of well-being and distress. Well-Being and Development (pp. 33-48). Colombo, Sri Lanka: University of Colombo/ SPARC.

Jayawickreme, N., Jayawickreme, E., Goonesekara, M., & Foa, E. B. (2009). Distress, well-being and war: Qualitative analyses of civilian interviews from north-eastern Sri Lanka and validation of culturally-sensitive measures of well-being and distress. Intervention: International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work and Counselling in Areas of Armed Conflict, 7, 204-222.

2008

Jayawickreme, E. & Chemero. A. (2008). Ecological moral realism: An alternative theoretical framework for studying moral psychology. Review of General Psychology, 12, 118-126.

Jayawickreme, E., Pawelski, J. & Seligman, M.E.P. (2008). Happiness: Positive psychology and Nussbaum’s capabilities approach. In R. Auxier (Ed.). Library of Living Philosophers: The Philosophy of  Martha  Nussbaum. Chicago: Open Court. (publication  delayed,  chapter  available  online  at: http://college.wfu.edu/sites/eranda-jayawickreme/research-interest-and-publications/publications-2)

Jayawickreme, N. & Jayawickreme, E. (2008). Evaluating psychological distress & well-being among war-affected Sri Lanka populations using culturally-valid measurements. Report submitted to the Asia Foundation.