What decides whether a person suffering misfortune bounces back quickly or falls into despair for years? Which processes and mechanisms constitute psychological resilience? Is there a particular, evolutionary-shaped model of human adaptation, which enables a person to maintain mental health in unfavorable and dynamically changing circumstances?
All these questions are addressed by the contributors to the monograph titled Resilience and Health in a Fast-Changing World.
While searching for the answers the authors refer to an extensive scholarly literature, their own theoretical investigations as well as to the outcomes of empirical researches conducted.
"The monograph raises an important and timely issue of human psychological resilience. The latter is especially important in a fast-changing world presenting an increasing number of challenges and threats, which demand the skills of dealing with them and adapting to changing circumstances...
The volume is addressed to a vast audience of those interested in the problems of health and stress, but first of all to psychologists, both scholars and practitioners. Additionally, it can be a valuable source of information for educators, sociologists, philosophers, physicians and other health professionals."
From the review by Prof. Nina Ogiińska-Bulik
Tadeusz Marian Ostrowski
, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland, the Head of the Developmental and Health Psychology Department of this University's Institute of Applied Psychology, a 2nd degree of specialization in adults clinical psychology holder.Iwona Sikorska
, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the Institute of Applied Psychology, Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland.Krzysztof Gerc
, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the Developmental and Health Psychology Department, Institute of Applied Psychology, Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland.