Resilience and mental health : how multisystemic processes contribute to positive outcomes

Show simple item record Ungar, Michael Theron, Linda C. 2021-01-14T10:18:34Z 2020-05
dc.description.abstract More is known about the factors that predict mental disorder than about the factors and processes that promote positive development among individuals exposed to atypically high levels of stress or adversity. In this brief Review of the science of resilience, we show that the concept is best understood as the process of multiple biological, psychological, social, and ecological systems interacting in ways that help individuals to regain, sustain, or improve their mental wellbeing when challenged by one or more risk factors. Studies in fields as diverse as genetics, psychology, political science, architecture, and human ecology are showing that resilience depends just as much on the culturally relevant resources available to stressed individuals in their social, built, and natural environments as it does on individual thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. With growing interest in resilience among mental health-care providers, there is a need to recognise the complex interactions across systems that predict which individuals will do well and to use this insight to advance mental health interventions. en_ZA
dc.description.department Educational Psychology en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2021-05-01
dc.description.librarian hj2020 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Ungar, M. & Theron, L. 2020, 'Resilience and mental health : how multisystemic processes contribute to positive outcomes', Lancet Psychiatry, vol. 7, no 5, pp. 441-448. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2215-0366 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2215-0374 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/S2215-0366(19)30434-1
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Notice : this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Lancet Psychiatry. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. A definitive version was subsequently published in Lancet Psychiatry, vol. 7, no 5, pp. 441-448, 2020. doi : 10.1016/S2215-0366(19)30434-1. en_ZA
dc.subject Positive development en_ZA
dc.subject Resilience en_ZA
dc.subject Mental health en_ZA
dc.title Resilience and mental health : how multisystemic processes contribute to positive outcomes en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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