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Health and Resilience

by Tadeusz Marian Ostrowski Jagiellonian University Press
Pub Date:
02/2014
ISBN:
9788323336259
Format:
Pbk 214 pages
Price:
AU$86.00 NZ$89.57
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This collection provides readers with an opportunity to consider the issue of mental health and resilience from various perspectives. It examines numerous concepts of resilience as they relate to patterns of adaptation in adverse contexts. Consequently, resilience can be conceived by readers as good adaptation, effective coping, or well-being attained despite adversity. Referring to a class of complex phenomena, resilience is not only a basic category for developmental psychopathology and positive psychology but also applies to developmental, educational, family, and health psychology, as well as to psychoneuroimmunology. The chapters in this book address the issue of resilience from either the nomothetic or the idiographic perspective. They discuss theoretical models of resilience, investigate mechanisms and processes connected with health and resilience, scrutinize various aspects of the latter (such as risk and protective factors or internal and external resources), and provide examples of support in difficult life circumstances.
'The monograph Health and Resilience adresses a very important and still neglected in Poland, issue of the relationship between psychological resilience and health. This issue is the subject of interest to a variety of scientific disciplines, including psychology. The very concept of resilience, however, is still variously understood and there is no common position in this regard. It is also in the context of this fact that the present monograph seems to be important.' 'The monograph consists of three parts including 12 chapters written by various authors, both Polish and foreign. Part one -- Social and methodological contexts of resilience (5 chapters), is an introduction to further considerations directed at the explanation of the conceptual clarification and the presentation of the monograph's main ideas, including the controversies associated.' 'The second part of the monograph (3 chapters) - Resilience in development, investigates the phenomenon of resilience from the perspective of human development.' 'The third part of the monograph titled Resilience and disease (4 chapters) is focused on the relationship between resilience on the one side and health and disease on the other.' 'The monograph's chapters have written in the knowledgeable and interesting way. They certainly enrich Polish literature by bringing new information with regard to the relationship between health and human resilience.' 'Health and resilience may be directed at a wide audience interested in health-related issues, primarily at psychologists, both researchers and practitioners. It can also provide a valuable source of information for pedagogues, sociologists, philosophers, physicians, and other medical professions' representatives.' Professor Nina Oginska-Bulik, PhD, Institute of Psychology, University of Lódz

Tadeusz Marian Ostrowski, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, the Head of the Developmental and Health Psychology Department of this University's Institute of Applied Psychology, a 2nd degree of specialisation in adults