Human Strengths and Resilience: Developmental, Cross-Cultural, and International Perspectives (Paperback)Chris Stout (foreword), Julie C. Badaracco (author of contributions), Grant J. Rich (author of contributions,editor), Skultip (Jill) Sirikantraporn (author of contributions,editor), Wismick Jean-Charles (author of contributions), Nashaw Jafari (author of contributions), Tannia de Castaneda (author of contributions), Maria del Pilar Grazioso (author of contributions)
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Publisher: Lexington Books
Number of pages: 234
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 229 x 151 x 14 mm
Grant Rich and Jill Sirikantraporn have provided readers with a brilliant compilation of chapters written by renowned psychologists from all over the world. The chapters in this volume provide an inclusive, international perspective on the concept of resilience. This volume seamlessly integrates examples of human strength across cultures and communities, while also making a noteworthy effort to stress the importance of resilience for human growth. The content in this book presents itself as an essential resource to enhance one's own multiculturalism and global perspectives. -- Florence L. Denmark, PhD, Pace University and former president of the American Psychological Association
Drs. Grant Rich and Jill Sirikantraporn are bona fide experts on resilience who have brought together a remarkable team to present their unique work about resilience from a strengths perspective. Many of the contributors are my personal friends, who are noted international psychologists whose work I know and respect. Reading this book will allow readers a valuable view of resilience in a new, internationalized perspective. -- Danny Wedding, PhD, editor of PsycCRITIQUES, co-editor of Handbook of International Psychology, and former president of American Psychological Association International Division
The hallmark of resilient people is their ability to be firmly grounded in today, to benefit from yesterday, and to imagine themselves in tomorrow. Grant J. Rich and Jill Sirikantraporn's book, Human Strength and Resilience: Developmental, Cross-Cultural, and International Perspectives, focuses on this important dynamic which is the essence of post-traumatic growth. Cross-cultural examples of recovery from environmental trauma are highlighted throughout this amazing volume. I highly recommend it to readers across the world. -- Darlyne G. Nemeth, PhD, MP, Neuropsychology Center of Louisiana, LLC
This is a needed global book in our age of globalization. The collection of contributions from international experts is cross-cultural in the best sense of the term, providing new contributions to empirical research, theory development, and practice. Practitioners as well as researchers in many fields will find it a valuable addition to the literature on post-traumatic growth and resilience. -- Fathali M. Moghaddam, Georgetown University
Hopeful in a hopeless world? How can policy makers and health care clinicians worldwide cope with the 'Enormity Problem', i.e., problems of human violence and global destruction that seem impossible to solve? Grant J. Rich and Skultip (Jill) Sirikantraporn, in a culturally and scientifically sound manner, address the latter through many edited chapters based in Syria, Guatemala, Cambodia, Haiti, and other natural disaster and violence affected environments. Their focus in each setting on resiliency and post traumatic growth creates a new story of successful coping by highly affected persons, communities, and health care workers that needs to be told and studied. Congratulations to the editors for bringing forward a new way of thinking and behaving toward our violent and wounded world. -- Richard F. Mollica, MD, Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma and Harvard Medical School
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