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Psychological Resilience Case-Study: Jay-Z’s Challenges and Mental Toughness

Introduction: Shawn Carter, also known as “Jay-Z”, is an infamous example of resiliency in our modern culture. Born into the chaotic environment of the Marcy projects in Brooklyn, one of the poorest neighborhoods in the United States, he faced a number of extreme adversities as a young child including severe financial limitations and abandonment by his father. Exhibiting tremendous resilience, Jay-Z overcame these obstacles as he has developed into adulthood and found tremendous success in the world.

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Trevor Tierney