This article is based on the Presidential Address at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, in Seattle, April 19, 2013.
Global Perspectives on Resilience in Children and Youth
Article first published online: 16 DEC 2013
© 2013 The Authors. Child Development © 2013 Society for Research in Child Development, Inc.
Volume 85, Issue 1, pages 6–20, January/February 2014
How to Cite
Masten, A. S. (2014), Global Perspectives on Resilience in Children and Youth. Child Development, 85: 6–20. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12205
- Issue published online: 3 FEB 2014
- Article first published online: 16 DEC 2013
Global concerns about the consequences of disasters, political violence, disease, malnutrition, maltreatment, and other threats to human development and well-being have sparked a surge of international interest in resilience science. This article highlights progress and issues in research that aims to understand variations in human adaptation to adverse experiences. Two key questions are considered: Why is a new wave of global research on resilience important for developmental science? and Why is developmental science important for global resilience? The conclusion calls for developmental scientists to engage in international efforts to promote resilience.