publication . Article . Other literature type . 2001

Ordinary magic: Resilience processes in development.

Masten, Ann S.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2001 Journal: American Psychologist, volume 56, pages 227-238 (issn: 0003-066X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
Abstract
The study of resilience in development has overturned many negative assumptions and deficit-focused models about children growing up under the threat of disadvantage and adversity. The most surprising conclusion emerging from studies of these children is the ordinariness of resilience. An examination of converging findings from variable-focused and person-focused investigations of these phenomena suggests that resilience is common and that it usually arises from the normative functions of human adaptational systems, with the greatest threats to human development being those that compromise these protective systems. The conclusion that resilience is made of ordin...
Subjects
free text keywords: General Psychology, General Medicine, Positive organizational behavior, Developmental psychology, Human development (biology), Positive psychological capital, Child development, Disadvantage, Psychological resilience, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Compromise, Psychology, Normative, Cognitive psychology
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