The author analyses the history of psychological

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the whole lifetime. The author analyses the history of psychological resilience in relation to the evolution of developmental psychology, from which the theory of resilience emerged and whose path it seems to follow. Ciprian Marius Ceobanu studies the relation between psychological resilience and personal posttraumatic development . While ascertaining the somewhat disorienting conceptual diversity concerning the process of personal recovery from stressful situations, the author intends to critically discuss some of the posttraumantic personal development theories. Thus, his study presents and analyses, in relation to psychological resilience, the models that conceive development as a result of overcoming traumatic events, the models that conceive development as a strategy of adapting to difficult and painful life periods, as well as the integrative models. The second section of the volume is dedicated to group resilience. Teodora Maidaniuc-Chiril ă approaches psychological resilience from the perspective of workplace bullying. Along with an overview of the main semantic debates concerning the concept of bullying, her study offers an empirical research whose purpose is to establish and analyze the relation between the exposure to workplace bullying, the level of psychological resilience, addictive behaviors, depressive symptoms and the level of physical and mental strain. Starting from the strategies that organizations should adopt in order to successfully cope with the challenges and task complexities of a dynamic and competitive environment, Mihaela Bucur studies the relation between cognitive resilience and group
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Abstract 296 diversity. Her study intends to answer questions such as: “What is cognitive resilience?” “Which are the factors underlying cognitive resilience?” and “How can the role of cognitive resilience at the workplace be enhanced?”. The third section of the volume includes two studies that approach the relationship between psychological resilience and health. Cornelia M ă irean studies the phenomenon of vicarious resilience, highlighting the importance of long-term positive personal changes, specific to indirect confrontation with a traumatic event. Analyzing the distinction between adaptation to potentially traumatic events and personal posttraumatic development, the author presents personal, contextual and situational factors that facilitate the emergence of posttraumatic personal vicarious development. Intending, by means of her study, to contribute to the efforts of prevention, monitoring and management of mammal cancer in local context, Irina Crumpei approaches resilience of patients with mammal cancer starting with the asymptomatic phase, when the disease has not yet been installed. Following track of the patients' adaptation efforts all the way to the “survival” phase, she observes that resilience is built in a complex manner in this process and represents the optimal use of available resources to continuously adapt to the circumstances of the disease.
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