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Resilience in Individual Development: Successful Adaptation Despite Risk and Adversity: Ann S. Masten

Resilience in an individual refers to successful adaptation despite risk and adversity. The rationale for examining resilience phenomena rests on the fundamental assumption that understanding how individuals overcome challenges to development and recover from trauma will reveal processes of adaptation that can guide intervention efforts with others at risk. The goal of this chapter is to examine what has been learned about psychological resilience in individuals and to draw implications from that knowledge for fostering resilience.