1st Edition

The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience

ISBN 9781138954878
Published August 17, 2016 by Routledge
480 Pages

USD $275.00

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Book Description

Psychological resilience has emerged as a highly significant area of research and practice in recent years, finding applications with a broad range of different groups in many settings. Contemporary discourse is not limited to ways of effective coping with adversity but also introduces mechanisms that can lead to enhanced capacity after dealing with difficult circumstances and recognises the importance of enriching the field with varied perspectives. The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience is a comprehensive compendium of writings of international contributors that takes stock of the state-of-the-art in resilience theory, research and practice.

The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience covers the many different trajectories that resilience research has taken in four parts. Part One delineates the ‘Conceptual Arena’ by providing an overview of the current state of theory and research, exploring biological, psychological, and socio-ecological perspectives and discussing various theoretical models of personal and social resilience. The ‘Psychosocial Correlates’ of resilience are discussed further in Part Two, from personal and personality correlates, socio-environmental factors and the contextual and cultural conditions conducive to resilient behaviour. In Part Three, ‘Applied Evidences’ are introduced in order to build upon the theoretical foundations in the form of several case studies drawn from varied contexts. Examples of resilient behaviour range from post-disaster scenarios to special operation groups, orphaned children, and violent extremism. Finally, Part Four, ‘Proposed Implications and Resilience Building’, sums up the issues involved in discussing post-traumatic growth, wellbeing and positive adaptation in the varied contexts of personal, familial, organizational and societal resilience.

The volume provides a comprehensive overview of resilience theory, practice and research across disciplines and cultures, from varied perspectives and different populations. It will be a key reference for psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists and psychiatric social workers in practice and in training as well as researchers and students of psychology, sociology, human development, family studies and disaster management. 

Table of Contents

Professor Charles R. Figley


Section I –Conceptual Arena

1. Psychological Resilience: A Conceptual Review of Theory and Research
Swati Mukherjee and Updesh Kumar

2. Resilience: An Overall View in the Indian Scenario
Kamlesh Singh and Jasleen Kaur

3. Conceptual Complexity of Resilience: Synergy Approach to Measurement
Meena Hariharan and Suvashisa Rana

4. Three Factor Model of Personal Resiliency
Sandra Prince-Embury, Donald H. Saklofske and Kateryna V. Keefer

5. A Social Ecological Approach to Understanding Resilience among Rural Youth
Nora Didkowsky and Michael Ungar

6. Universality of Challenge-Resilience-Resourcefulness Model
Marek J. Celinsky and Lyle M. Allen

7. Role of Genetics and Temperament in Resilience
Vijay Parkash, Archana and Updesh Kumar

Section II – Psychosocial Correlates

8. Resilient Personality: An Amalgamation of Protective Factors
Archana, Vijay Parkash and Updesh Kumar

9. Hardiness as a Pathway to Resilience under Stress
Salvatore R. Maddi

10. Collective Resilience and Social Support in the Face of Adversity- Evidence From Social Psychology
Chris Cocking

11. The Applied Metatheory of Resilience and Resiliency
Glenn E. Richardson

12. The Resilience Processes of Black South African Young People: A Contextualised Perspective
Linda C. Theron

13. Emotion Flexibility and Psychological Risk and Resilience
Karin G. Coifman and Shaima Y. Almahmoud

14. Meaning Making and Resilience
Crystal L. Park

15. Spiritual Intelligence: A core Ability behind Psychosocial Resilience
J. C. Ajawani

Section III – Applied Evidences

16. Resilience and Countering Violent Extremism
Stevan Weine

17. Medical and Social Models of Orphanhood: Resilience of Adopted Children and Adoptive Families
Alexander V. Makhnach

18. Spirituality and Resilience: Explored Pathways and Unexplored Territories
Seema Mehrotra and Ravikesh Tripathi

19. Posttraumatic Growth amongst Refugee Populations. A Systematic Review
Katrina Sims and Julie Ann Pooley

20. Community-Level Resiliency Intervention in a Post-Disaster Environment: The Importance of Information
Sandra Prince-Embury

21. United States Special Operations Command: Reducing Risk by Fostering Resiliency
Lori Holleran, Kate Maslowski, Harry L. McCleary, Captain Gordon Hanson, Captain Thomas Chaby, Karen J. Friday and Bruce Bongar

22. Experience of Terrorist Threat among Urban Population in Russia: PTSD and Resilience
Nadezda V. Tarabrina and Julia V. Bykhovets

23. Martyrdom as a Result of Psychosocial Resilience: The Case of Palestinian Suicide Terrorists
Jonathan Matusitz

24. The Impact of Resilience on Our Ability to Survive, Adapt and Thrive
Reuven Bar-On

Section IV – Proposed Implications and Resilience Building

25. Resilience and Vulnerability in Coping with Stress and Terrorism
Zvi Zemishlany

26. Posttraumatic Growth: A Pathway to Resilience
Richard Glenn Tedeschi and Cara L. Blevins

27. Spirituality, Culture and Resilience: A Virtue-Informed Approach to Well-Being
Chandra Bhal Dwivedi

28. Building Resilience by Teaching and Supporting the Development of Social Emotional Skills and Wellness in Vulnerable Children
Todd I. Herrenkohl and Logan A. Favia

29. Leader Influences on Resilience and Adaptability in Organizations
Paul T. Bartone

30. Promoting Children's Resilience by Strengthening Parenting Practices in Families under Extreme Stress: The Parent Management Training-Oregon Model
Laura Supkoff Nerenberg and Abigail Gewirtz

31. Family Resilience: Positive Psychology Approach to Healthy Family Functioning
Alena Slezackova and Irena Sobotkova

32. Building Resilient Organization: Introspection through the Lens of Psychological Resiliency
Rabindra Kumar Pradhan

33. Architects of Our Own Survival: Can Authorities Empower Individuals and Communities by Building Resilience through Self-Reliance in the Face of Impending Seasonal Natural Disasters? Kathryn M. Gow and Francine M. Pritchard

34. The Concept of Resilience in the Context of Counterterrorism
Mark Dechesne

35. Diffusing Portable Radiation Detectors among First Responders: Device Acceptance and Implications for Community Resilience
Brooke M. Fowler, Irina Illes, Brooke Fisher Liu, Holly A. Roberts, Elizabeth L. Petrun, and Gary A. Ackerman

36. The Use of Resilience Indicators to Assist in the Selection of Personnel for Employment in Classified and Covert Environments
Jeff Corkill, David J. Brooks, Julie-Ann Pooley, Lynne Cohen, Kira Harris, Cath Ferguson and Craig Harms

37. Psychological Preparedness, Combat Performance and Resilience
Rajbir Singh and Lokesh Gupta

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Updesh Kumar, Ph.D., is Scientist ‘G’ and Head of the Mental Health Division at Defense Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), R & D Organization (DRDO), Ministry of Defense, Delhi, India. His previous books include Suicidal Behaviour: Underlying Dynamics (Routledge, 2015) and he is the recipient of the DRDO’s Scientist of the Year Award, granted by the Indian Government

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