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Sense of purpose—the most important strength?

Principled Innovations are rooted in a sense of purpose—rooted in our sense of justice, in our values, and in the empathy that comes from perspective taking and understanding. As University of the South psychology professor Sherry Hamby writes in this article, many studies have found that this sense of purpose is one of our greatest resources in strengthening our resilience.

   Article

   12 minutes

   By: Psychology Today, Sherry Hamby

   Educator-prep | K-12 educators


Making connections:

Principled Innovation asks us to work with others and recognize the limits of our own knowledge so that we can better understand and tackle the complex issues our communities face.

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