Resilience: One part recovery, two parts sustainability

Alex J. Zautra

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The science of resilience will progress through the study of the processes identified by the authors of the papers in this issue and with attention to processes within and in conjunction with personality research. Both studies closer in and those of broader social scope than the papers provided here will also advance the field. The examination of the neural mechanisms that provide the framework and chemistry of adaptation will provide us with a greater understanding of what substrates underlie resilient responding (e.g., Amat, Paul, Zarza, Watkins, & Maier, 2006). An examination of community life will allow us to understand and strengthen the social capacities of communities faced with an uncertain future. I look forward to seeing how the authors in this issue and other scientists advance the field in the years ahead.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1935-1943
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of personality
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology


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