Convergence: Connecting Levels of Analysis in Psychological Science
 In the past, our field harbored distinct, and often competing, schools of thought that tackled different problems and produced findings that often appeared to diverge. Today, investigators attack shared problems at complementary levels of analysis and produce results that converge. Studies of people in a social world; mental systems of cognition and emotion; and biological mechanisms of the genome and the nervous system interconnect and yield an integrated psychological science. The APS 23rd Annual Convention displays, and celebrates, these advances in our field.

Disaster, Response, and Recovery

Trauma, Resilience, and Everything in Between: Understanding the Heterogeneity of Responses to Disaster

Friday, May 25, 2012, 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM
Sheraton Ballroom IV

George A. Bonanno

George A. Bonanno
Columbia University

Although disasters produce serious psychological consequences, most survivors do not suffer lasting harm. Latent trajectory analyses on disasters reveal a number of prototypical longitudinal patterns similar to those in other traumatic events, including chromic dysfunction, recovery, delayed reactions, and-the most common pattern-a stable trajectory of positive adjustment or resilience.

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