Human Strengths and Resilience: Developmental, Cross-Cultural, and International Perspectives (Paperback)
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Human Strengths and Resilience: Developmental, Cross-Cultural, and International Perspectives (Paperback)

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Paperback 234 Pages / Published: 11/09/2019
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Human Strengths and Resilience is intended to serve as a bridge between these two rapidly expanding disciplines by focusing on the critical issue of human strengths and resilience in cross-cultural and international perspective. To achieve these ambitious goals the editors have assembled an international group of leading contributors who, taken together, have taught, counseled, consulted, and conducted research in all regions of the world, including North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Pacific Region, Latin America, the Caribbean Region, and the Middle East. Chapters focus on posttraumatic growth and resilience in such nations as Cambodia, Haiti, India, Syria, Armenia, Sierra Leone, Taiwan, Guatemala, and South Africa.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498554855
Number of pages: 234
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 229 x 151 x 14 mm


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Combining principles of positive psychology with cross-cultural perspectives, Rich (independent scholar), Sirikantraporn (California School of Professional Psychology), and their team of international contributors focus on human strengths and resilience in understudied nations. The volume is novel and timely in its framework of a "strength-based positive psychology approach to posttraumatic growth (PTG) and resilience" (page xviii) in contrast to a more traditional focus on PTSD and trauma in an international context. Most of the chapters implement a developmental perspective, highlighting lifespan growth. Using different methodological approaches (e.g., mixed methods, grounded theory) and age-varied samples, the authors examine existing theories on resilience and their application to a variety of contexts. These contexts include PTG in Indian undergraduates, Haitian adults, and Cambodian young adults; the case of Precious in South Africa; and resilience in Guatemala, in Taiwan, and among Syrian refugees. The last two chapters provide a more practice-based approach utilizing the 7-Step Integrative Healing Model for Resilience and Meaning-Making and Train-the-Trainer Projects. In each case, an overview of the national context is presented in relation to general and culturally specific trauma-inducing events. This volume is a must read for psychologists interested in both research and application of human strengths and resilience. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students through faculty and professionals. * CHOICE *
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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