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The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience

Edited by: Updesh Kumar

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  August  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138954878
eBook ISBN: 9781315666716
Adobe ISBN: 9781317355946

10.4324/9781315666716
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Psychological resilience has emerged as a highly significant area of research and practice in recent years, finding applications with a broad range of different groups in many settings. Contemporary discourse is not limited to ways of effective coping with adversity but also introduces mechanisms that can lead to enhanced capacity after dealing with difficult circumstances and recognises the importance of enriching the field with varied perspectives. The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience is a comprehensive compendium of writings of international contributors that takes stock of the state-of-the-art in resilience theory, research and practice.

The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience covers the many different trajectories that resilience research has taken in four parts. Part One delineates the ‘Conceptual Arena’ by providing an overview of the current state of theory and research, exploring biological, psychological, and socio-ecological perspectives and discussing various theoretical models of personal and social resilience. The ‘Psychosocial Correlates’ of resilience are discussed further in Part Two, from personal and personality correlates, socio-environmental factors and the contextual and cultural conditions conducive to resilient behaviour. In Part Three, ‘Applied Evidences’ are introduced in order to build upon the theoretical foundations in the form of several case studies drawn from varied contexts. Examples of resilient behaviour range from post-disaster scenarios to special operation groups, orphaned children, and violent extremism. Finally, Part Four, ‘Proposed Implications and Resilience Building’, sums up the issues involved in discussing post-traumatic growth, wellbeing and positive adaptation in the varied contexts of personal, familial, organizational and societal resilience.

The volume provides a comprehensive overview of resilience theory, practice and research across disciplines and cultures, from varied perspectives and different populations. It will be a key reference for psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists and psychiatric social workers in practice and in training as well as researchers and students of psychology, sociology, human development, family studies and disaster management. 

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Psychological resilience Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Resilience Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Conceptual complexity of resilience Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Three-factor model of personal resiliency Download PDF
Chapter  5:  A social ecological approach to understanding resilience among rural youth Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Universality of the challenge–resilience–resourcefulness model Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Role of genetics and temperament in resilience Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Resilient personalities Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Hardiness as a pathway to resilience under stress Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Collective resilience and social support in the face of adversity Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Applied Metatheory of Resilience and Resiliency Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The resilience processes of Black South African young people Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Emotion flexibility and psychological risk and resilience Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Meaning making and resilience Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Spiritual intelligence Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Resilience and countering violent extremism Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Medical and social models of orphanhood Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Spirituality and resilience Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Posttraumatic growth amongst refugee populations Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Community-level resiliency intervention in a post-disaster environment Download PDF
Chapter  21:  United States Special Operations Command Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Experience of terrorist threat among urban populations in Russia  Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Martyrdom as a result of psychosocial resilience Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The impact of resilience on our ability to survive, adapt and thrive Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Resilience and vulnerability in coping with stress and terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Posttraumatic growth Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Spirituality, culture and resilience Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Building resilience by teaching and supporting the development of social emotional skills and wellness in vulnerable children Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Leader influences on resilience and adaptability in organizations Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Promoting children’s resilience by strengthening parenting practices in families under extreme stress Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Family resilience Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Building resilient organizations Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Architects of our own survival Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The concept of resilience in the context of counterterrorism Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Diffusing portable radiation detectors among first responders Download PDF
Chapter  36:  The use of resilience indicators to assist in the selection of personnel for employment in classified and covert environments Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Psychological preparedness, combat performance and resilience Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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