GAAP Study

Growth through Adversity in the Adolescent Personality Study (GAAP Study)

How does our personality relate to our ability to grow from stressful life experiences? In 2021, we recruited 15- and 16-year-olds to participate in a research study about personality and how we grow from stressful life experiences. All participation took place online at three time points during 2021. Participants completed questionnaires (twice, time 1 and time 3) and wrote a short story about a time that they felt stressed out (once, time 2). Questions about the GAAP Study sshould be directed to the primary investigator, Dr. Cade Mansfield (

Part of the GAAP Study data will be presented as this poster (download here) at the 2023 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development.