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The past two years have seen a number of stressful, tragic events, from the COVID-19 pandemic to social injustice, natural disasters, political unrest, and war. Faced with a multitude of difficult events, individuals have had to learn how to cope and build resilience. 

APA Journals presents an interdivisional special issue on developing resilience in response to stress and trauma. 
Three APA published journals showcase the latest research on the various ways in which humans adapt to adversity and trauma.

Psychological Services

APA Division 18
Psychological Resilience
in Public Service Settings

Guest Editors:
 Jack Tsai, PhD;
Ashley B. Batastini, PhD;
and Lisa K. Kearney, PhD

The issue demonstrates the importance of psychological resilience for healthcare professionals and societal


Journal of Educational Psychology Cover

Health Psychology

APA Division 38
Resilience for Physical
and Behavioral Health

Guest Editors: 
Jack Tsai, PhD,
and Kenneth Freedland, PhD  

The issue explores resilience of individuals experiencing various types of physical illness.


Journal of Diversity in Higher Education Cover

Psychological Trauma

APA Division 56
Resilience and Perseverance
for Human Flourishing

Guest Editors:
 Jack Tsai, PhD,
and Sandra B. Morissette, PhD

The issue shines a light on new ways to think about stress and trauma through resilience, perseverance, and
posttraumatic growth. 


Psychological Trauma cover

APA Resources on Resilience

Learn more about the topic and explore strategies to increase resilience.

APA Journals Articles on COVID-19

A free collection of psychological research related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


This series is supported by a Committee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR) grant from APA.

APA Journals®:
The Psychology of Resilience

An interdivisional journal series presenting
the latest research on resilience

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