Special issue introduction: the meaning and measurement of thriving: a view of the issues.

@article{Lerner2010SpecialII,
  title={Special issue introduction: the meaning and measurement of thriving: a view of the issues.},
  author={Richard M. Lerner and Alexander von Eye and Jacqueline V. Lerner and Selva Lewin-Bizan and Edmond P. Bowers},
  journal={Journal of youth and adolescence},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 7},
  pages={707-19}
}
We introduce this special issue on the foundations and functions of adolescent thriving by summarizing the developmental systems theory-based, positive youth development (PYD) perspective. The PYD perspective frames much of contemporary research about health and positive development across the adolescent period and, more specifically, frames the 4-H Study of PYD, the data set from which the empirical work in this special issue is drawn. We discuss the different ways in which the articles in… CONTINUE READING

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