Ann S. Masten, PhD, is the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development and Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota. With over 150 publications, Dr. Masten is an internationally known expert on resilience in human development. She serves as a member of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families of the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies and is past president of the Society for Research in Child Development. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and of the Association for Psychological Science, she is a recipient of the Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contributions to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society from the APA.
I. Introduction and Conceptual Overview 1. Introduction 2. Models of Resilience II. Studies of Individual Resilience 3. Resilience in a Community Sample: The Project Competence Longitudinal Study 4. Overcoming Disadvantage and Economic Crisis: Homeless Children 5. Mass Trauma and Extreme Adversities: Resilience in War, Terrorism, and Disaster III. Adaptive Systems in Resilience 6. The Short List and Implicated Protective Systems 7. The Neurobiology of Resilience 8. Resilience in the Context of Families 9. Resilience in the Context of Schools 10. Resilience in the Context of Culture IV. Moving Forward: Implications for Action and Future Research 11. A Resilience Framework for Action 12. Conclusions and Future Directions Appendix A. Glossary Appendix B. Abbreviations Appendix C. Recommended Readings by Topic