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Loss, trauma, and human resilience: have we underestimated the human capacity to thrive after extremely aversive events?
  • G. Bonanno
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American psychologist
  • 2004
Evidence is reviewed that resilience represents a distinct trajectory from the process of recovery, that resilience in the face of loss or potential trauma is more common than is often believed, and that there are multiple and sometimes unexpected pathways to resilience. Expand
Prolonged Grief Disorder: Psychometric Validation of Criteria Proposed for DSM-V and ICD-11
The psychometric validity of criteria for prolonged grief disorder (PGD) is tested to enhance the detection and care of bereaved individuals at heightened risk of persistent distress and dysfunction. Expand
Resilience to loss and chronic grief: a prospective study from preloss to 18-months postloss.
Key hypotheses in the literature pertaining to chronic grief and resilience were tested by identifying the preloss predictors of each pattern and chronic grief was associated with preloss dependency and resilience with pre Loss acceptance of death and belief in a just world. Expand
Resilience in the Face of Potential Trauma
Until recently, resilience among adults exposed to potentially traumatic events was thought to occur rarely and in either pathological or exceptionally healthy individuals. Recent research indicates,Expand
Weighing the Costs of Disaster
It is argued that when researchers focus on only the most scientifically sound research--studies that use prospective designs or include multivariate analyses of predictor and outcome measures--relatively clear conclusions about the psychological parameters of disasters emerge, and that social relationships can improve after disasters, especially within the immediate family. Expand
Diagnostic criteria for complicated grief disorder.
A new diagnosis of complicated grief disorder may be indicated, which would include the current experience of intense intrusive thoughts, pangs of severe emotion, distressing yearnings, and maladaptive levels of loss of interest in personal activities. Expand
Resilience definitions, theory, and challenges: interdisciplinary perspectives
In this paper, inspired by the plenary panel at the 2013 meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Dr. Steven Southwick (chair) and multidisciplinary panelists Drs. GeorgeExpand
Regulatory Flexibility
  • G. Bonanno, C. L. Burton
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perspectives on psychological science : a journal…
  • 1 November 2013
A heuristic individual differences framework is proposed and research on three sequential components of flexibility for which propensities and abilities vary are reviewed: sensitivity to context, availability of a diverse repertoire of regulatory strategies, and responsiveness to feedback. Expand
What predicts psychological resilience after disaster? The role of demographics, resources, and life stress.
A growing body of evidence suggests that most adults exposed to potentially traumatic events are resilient. However, research on the factors that may promote or deter adult resilience has beenExpand