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Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 32, 2012

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Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 32, 2012

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Emerging Perspectives on Resilience in Adulthood and Later Life


  • Bert Hayslip, Jr. PhD
  • Gregory Smith PhD

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This collection is a timely and excellent contribution to the study of resilience and the field of gerontology."--Anthropology and Aging Quarterly

This state-of-the science, multidisciplinary Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics provides a comprehensive examination of critical issues on resilience in a variety of life domains central to the well-being of older persons. It examines the role of resilience in determining adjustment and function in the domains of health, grief and bereavement, physical activity and functioning, spirituality, work, retirement, intellectual/cognitive functioning, coping with life events, care giving, and mental health interventions.

The first section of the book addresses such domains of resilience as immunological function, stress and mood disorders, emotional and cognitive resilience, adjustment to cultural and environmental changes, and spirituality. Section two is concerned with practical applications of resilience. A developmental family perspective is used to examine differences in adaptation to age-related challenges. The role of resilience in geriatric rehabilitation is discussed as is adaptive coping in regard to loss and trauma. The text also explores resilience in regard to career management, retirement, and volunteerism, considers resilience as a component of health in regard to public policy, and examines exemplary public health programs and policies and the relationship of resilience to health care finance. Also addressed is resilience in caregiving as a mutually beneficial process, clinical interventions that enhance resilience, and resilience from a lifespan developmental perspective.

Key Features:

  • Synthesizes the best current research in the field, with direct practice implications
  • Addresses resilience in regard to immunological function, emotional and cognitive resilience, and spirituality
  • Explores the role of resilience in geriatric rehabilitation, career management and retirement, person-environ fit, and public health and policy
  • Examines directions for future research and resilience-oriented interventions

Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 01, 2012
  • Page Count 300
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826108746
  • EISBN 9780826108753

Table of Contents 

PART 1: Domains of Resilience in Adulthood and Later Life

Chapter 2. Resilience and Immunological Function in Old Age
Chapter 3. Resilience, Stress, and Mood Disorders in Old Age
Chapter 4. Psychological Resilience in Adulthood and Later Life: Implications for Health
Chapter 5. Cognitive Resilience in Adulthood
Chapter 6. An Ecological View of Resilience in Adulthood and Old Age
Chapter 7 Resilience and Spirituality

PART 2: Applications of Resilience in Diverse Contexts

Chapter 8. The Aging Family and Resilience
Chapter 9. The Role of Resilience in Chronic Illness and Disability in Older Adults
Chapter 10. Grief, Loss, Trauma and Resilience in Adulthood
Chapter 11. Work, Retirement, Civil Engagement and Resilience
Chapter 12. Resilience in the Context of Public Health Practice and Policy
Chapter 13. Resilience and Caregiving
Chapter 14. Resilience in the Context of Daily Stress
Chapter 15. Resilience Across the Lifespan