Resilience and vulnerability: Adaptation in the context of childhood adversities

Suniya S. Luthar

Research output: Book/ReportBook

523 Scopus citations


Childhood resilience is the phenomenon of positive adaptation despite significant life adversities. While interest in resilience has burgeoned in recent years, considerable uncertainty remains regarding what research has revealed about this phenomenon. Integrated in this book are contributions from leading scientists who have studied children's adjustment across risks common in contemporary society. Chapters in the first half of the book focus on risks emanating from the family, and in the second half, on risks stemming from the wider community. The concluding chapter integrates the evidence presented to determine considerations for future research, and directions for interventions and social policies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages574
ISBN (Electronic)9780511615788
ISBN (Print)0521001617, 9780521807012
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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