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Sociobiological Aspects of Resilience

Tindle, Elizabeth & Croft, Waveney M. (2011) Sociobiological Aspects of Resilience. In Gow, Kathryn M. & Celinsky, Marek (Eds.) Continuity versus creative response to challenge: The primacy of resilience and resourcefulness in life and therapy. NOVA Science Publishers, New York, pp. 121-132.

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    Abstract

    The chapter approaches resilience from an evolutionary psychology perspective. In recent years scientific studies have revealed many of the biological processes associated with resilient behaviour. The authors argue that the internal constitution and mental toughness of the individual will provide a core protection for life's inevitable tests. A nurtured developing brain 'in-utero' and a physically close dyadic relationship in the early years of life, are crucial to the provision of a resilient personality. Many descriptors of the construct of resilience presented in various studies are explored in this chapter.

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    ID Code: 47736
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Additional Information: ISBN 978-1-61209-718-3 (hardcover)
    Keywords: Resilience, Resourcefulness, Community, Sociobiology, Courage, Stress
    ISBN: 978-1-61209-718-3
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)
    Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
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    Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
    Deposited On: 04 Apr 2012 12:41
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2014 04:40

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