Social touch and resilience

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Resilience is the process by which individuals adapt successfully to acute or chronic challenge and adversity (see Preface, this volume). Initially studied in developmental contexts, it is now a focus in adult psychology, where it vies with risk-based models to explain behaviour and health-related outcomes. Resilience researchers ask “Why are most people able to overcome trauma or misfortune, even to thrive in their wake, whereas others are critically damaged by these experiences?” Some answers to this question suggest a powerful resiliencepromoting role for interpersonal relationships and social connection (Cacioppo, Reis, & Zautra, 2011). As noted by Berkman and colleagues, relationships influence well-being by providing opportunities for social integration and engagement, giving and receiving social support, influencing and being influenced by others, experiencing positive and negative social interactions, and feeling companionship or loneliness (Berkman, Glass, Brissette, & Seeman, 2000). Relationships also provide opportunities for interpersonal touch, particularly physical affection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Resilience Handbook
Subtitle of host publicationApproaches to Stress and Trauma
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages131-143
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781136484254
ISBN (Print)9780415699877
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Burleson, M., & Davis, M. (2013). Social touch and resilience. In The Resilience Handbook: Approaches to Stress and Trauma (pp. 131-143). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203135303

Social touch and resilience. / Burleson, Mary; Davis, Mary.

The Resilience Handbook: Approaches to Stress and Trauma. Taylor and Francis, 2013. p. 131-143.

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Burleson, M & Davis, M 2013, Social touch and resilience. in The Resilience Handbook: Approaches to Stress and Trauma. Taylor and Francis, pp. 131-143. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203135303
Burleson M, Davis M. Social touch and resilience. In The Resilience Handbook: Approaches to Stress and Trauma. Taylor and Francis. 2013. p. 131-143 https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203135303
Burleson, Mary ; Davis, Mary. / Social touch and resilience. The Resilience Handbook: Approaches to Stress and Trauma. Taylor and Francis, 2013. pp. 131-143
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