Social Support and Growth Following Adversity

Date of Original Version



Book Chapter

Abstract or Description

For decades researchers have focused on the negative psychological and physical consequences of stressful life events. Although researchers have noted the potential for people to experience positive consequences early on (i.e. Taylor, 1983) it is only in the past 10-20 years that this possibility has been taken seriously.


Published In

Handbook of Adult Resilience, Edited by John W. Reich, Alex J. Zautra, and John Stuart Hall, Guilford Press.