Ordinary magic. Resilience processes in development.

  title={Ordinary magic. Resilience processes in development.},
  author={Ann S. Masten},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={56 3},
  • A. Masten
  • Published 1 March 2001
  • Psychology
  • The American psychologist
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… 

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