Resilience in children's adaptation to negative life events and stressed environments.

  title={Resilience in children's adaptation to negative life events and stressed environments.},
  author={Norman Garmezy},
  journal={Pediatric annals},
  volume={20 9},
  pages={459-60, 463-6}
Functional adequacy (the maintenance of competent functioning despite an interfering emotionality) is a benchmark of resilient behavior under stress. While resilient adults can be identified as adults who once experienced a great deal of despair as children, I am not prepared to mark off the construct of resilience because such people may carry with them a realistic baggage of sadness and unhappiness. The very nature of despair that is present for children of the ghetto, the status of minority… CONTINUE READING

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