publication . Other literature type . Article . 2009

Resilience Comes of Age: Defining Features in Later Adulthood

Anthony D. Ong; C. S. Bergeman; Steven M. Boker;
Open Access English
  • Published: 06 Oct 2009
Abstract
Historically, resilience research has been largely the purview of developmental investigators dealing with early childhood and adolescence. This research primarily focused on at-risk children who were exposed to significant and severe life adversities (e.g., extreme poverty, parental mental illness, community violence). The study of resilience in adulthood and later life, by comparison, remains largely understudied. In this article, we describe a program of research on adulthood resilience. We begin with a selective review of the broad literature on resilience, giving emphasis to the major approaches, empirical findings, and guiding principles that characterize ...
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free text keywords: Article, Social Psychology, Empirical evidence, Interpersonal relationship, Mental illness, medicine.disease, medicine, Early childhood, Mental health, Guiding Principles, Developmental psychology, Psychological resilience, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Psychology, Adult development
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2009

Resilience Comes of Age: Defining Features in Later Adulthood

Anthony D. Ong; C. S. Bergeman; Steven M. Boker;