George Bonanno

Summary

Affiliation: Columbia University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The varieties of grief experience
    G A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, Box 218, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 21:705-34. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Attachment and psychological adaptation in high exposure survivors of the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center
    R Chris Fraley
    Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 61820, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 32:538-51. 2006
  3. doi request reprint How prevalent is resilience following sexual assault?: comment on steenkamp et Al. (2012)
    George A Bonanno
    Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Trauma Stress 26:392-3. 2013
  4. pmc Annual Research Review: Positive adjustment to adversity--trajectories of minimal-impact resilience and emergent resilience
    George A Bonanno
    Columbia University Teachers College, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 54:378-401. 2013
  5. pmc Meaning making, adversity, and regulatory flexibility
    George A Bonanno
    Teachers College, Columbia University, NY 10027, USA
    Memory 21:150-6. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Trajectories of resilience, depression, and anxiety following spinal cord injury
    George A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, Box 218, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Rehabil Psychol 57:236-47. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Trajectories of trauma symptoms and resilience in deployed U.S. military service members: prospective cohort study
    George A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, Box 218, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 200:317-23. 2012
  8. pmc Hopefulness predicts resilience after hereditary colorectal cancer genetic testing: a prospective outcome trajectories study
    Samuel M Y Ho
    Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    BMC Cancer 10:279. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Psychological resilience and dysfunction among hospitalized survivors of the SARS epidemic in Hong Kong: a latent class approach
    George A Bonanno
    University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Health Psychol 27:659-67. 2008
  10. doi request reprint The human capacity to thrive in the face of potential trauma
    George A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Pediatrics 121:369-75. 2008

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. ncbi request reprint The varieties of grief experience
    G A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, Box 218, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 21:705-34. 2001
    ..Finally, we found no evidence to support the proposed delayed grief category. We close by suggesting directions for subsequent research...
  2. ncbi request reprint Attachment and psychological adaptation in high exposure survivors of the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center
    R Chris Fraley
    Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 61820, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 32:538-51. 2006
    ..Highly dismissing adults were viewed by their friends and family as showing neither increments nor decrements in adjustment, despite the fact that highly dismissing people self-reported relatively high levels of PTSD and depression...
  3. doi request reprint How prevalent is resilience following sexual assault?: comment on steenkamp et Al. (2012)
    George A Bonanno
    Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Trauma Stress 26:392-3. 2013
    ..Most notably, their findings were probably heavily influenced by sampling bias. Additionally, their sample size was too small and had too much missing data for the kinds of latent trajectory modeling they attempted...
  4. pmc Annual Research Review: Positive adjustment to adversity--trajectories of minimal-impact resilience and emergent resilience
    George A Bonanno
    Columbia University Teachers College, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 54:378-401. 2013
    ..Relatively more recently, the study of resilience has migrated to the investigation of isolated PTE in adults...
  5. pmc Meaning making, adversity, and regulatory flexibility
    George A Bonanno
    Teachers College, Columbia University, NY 10027, USA
    Memory 21:150-6. 2013
    ..Finally, I close by suggesting a basic framework, informed by the flexibility construct, that might guide future research on meaning making...
  6. doi request reprint Trajectories of resilience, depression, and anxiety following spinal cord injury
    George A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, Box 218, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Rehabil Psychol 57:236-47. 2012
    ..To investigate longitudinal trajectories of depression and anxiety symptoms following spinal cord injury (SCI) as well as the predictors of those trajectories...
  7. doi request reprint Trajectories of trauma symptoms and resilience in deployed U.S. military service members: prospective cohort study
    George A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, Box 218, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 200:317-23. 2012
    ..Most previous attempts to determine the psychological cost of military deployment have been limited by reliance on convenience samples, lack of pre-deployment data or confidentiality and cross-sectional designs...
  8. pmc Hopefulness predicts resilience after hereditary colorectal cancer genetic testing: a prospective outcome trajectories study
    Samuel M Y Ho
    Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    BMC Cancer 10:279. 2010
    ..This prospective longitudinal study investigated the factors that predict psychological resilience in adults undergoing genetic testing for HCRC...
  9. doi request reprint Psychological resilience and dysfunction among hospitalized survivors of the SARS epidemic in Hong Kong: a latent class approach
    George A Bonanno
    University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Health Psychol 27:659-67. 2008
    ..To examine trajectories of psychological functioning using latent class analysis on a sample of hospitalized survivors of the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic in Hong Kong...
  10. doi request reprint The human capacity to thrive in the face of potential trauma
    George A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Pediatrics 121:369-75. 2008
    ..Given the growing evidence that resilience is common, psychotherapeutic treatment should be reserved for those in genuine need...
  11. ncbi request reprint Psychological resilience after disaster: New York City in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attack
    George A Bonanno
    Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Psychol Sci 17:181-6. 2006
    ..1% of the sample. Resilience was less prevalent among more highly exposed individuals, but the frequency of resilience never fell below one third even among the exposure groups with the most dramatic elevations in PTSD...
  12. ncbi request reprint What predicts psychological resilience after disaster? The role of demographics, resources, and life stress
    George A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:671-82. 2007
    ..Implications for future research and intervention are discussed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Context matters: the benefits and costs of expressing positive emotion among survivors of childhood sexual abuse
    George A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Emotion 7:824-37. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that the benefits of positive emotional expression may often be context specific...
  14. ncbi request reprint Self-enhancement among high-exposure survivors of the September 11th terrorist attack: resilience or social maladjustment?
    George A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 88:984-98. 2005
    ..However, consistent with previous evidence suggesting a social cost to self-enhancement, at 18 months post-September 11th, self-enhancers' friends and relatives also rated them as decreasing in social adjustment and as being less honest...
  15. ncbi request reprint Resilience to loss in bereaved spouses, bereaved parents, and bereaved gay men
    George A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 88:827-43. 2005
    ..Resilient individuals were not distinguished by the quality of their relationship with spouse/partner or caregiver burden but were rated more positively and as better adjusted by close friends...
  16. ncbi request reprint Grief processing and deliberate grief avoidance: a prospective comparison of bereaved spouses and parents in the United States and the People's Republic of China
    George A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 73:86-98. 2005
    ..However, among the participants in the People's Republic of China, neither grief processing nor deliberate avoidance evidenced clear psychological consequences...
  17. ncbi request reprint The crucial importance of empirical evidence in the development of bereavement theory: reply to Archer (2001)
    G A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, 525 West 120th Street, Box 218, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA
    Psychol Bull 127:561-4. 2001
    ..Last, the author shows that Bonanno and Kaltman have championed rather than ignored avoidant or distancing processes...
  18. ncbi request reprint When the face reveals what words do not: facial expressions of emotion, smiling, and the willingness to disclose childhood sexual abuse
    George A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 83:94-110. 2002
    ..Discussion addressed the implications of these findings for the study of disclosure of traumatic events, facial expression, and the links between morality and emotion...
  19. ncbi request reprint Resilience to loss and chronic grief: a prospective study from preloss to 18-months postloss
    George A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 83:1150-64. 2002
    ..Chronic grief was associated with preloss dependency and resilience with preloss acceptance of death and belief in a just world...
  20. doi request reprint Resilience to loss and potential trauma
    George A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 7:511-35. 2011
    ..Finally, we critically evaluate the question of whether resilience-building interventions can actually make people more resilient, and we close with suggestions for future research on resilience...
  21. ncbi request reprint Predicting the willingness to disclose childhood sexual abuse from measures of repressive coping and dissociative tendencies
    George A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Child Maltreat 8:302-18. 2003
    ..Repressors expressed greater negative and positive emotion and were relatively better adjusted, whereas dissociators expressed little emotion and had relatively poorer adjustment...
  22. ncbi request reprint Loss, trauma, and human resilience: have we underestimated the human capacity to thrive after extremely aversive events?
    George A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street Box 218, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Am Psychol 59:20-8. 2004
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  23. ncbi request reprint The importance of being flexible: the ability to both enhance and suppress emotional expression predicts long-term adjustment
    George A Bonanno
    Clinical Psychology Program, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Psychol Sci 15:482-7. 2004
    ..Memory deficits were also observed for both the enhancement and the suppression tasks, suggesting that both processes require cognitive resources...
  24. ncbi request reprint Prospective patterns of resilience and maladjustment during widowhood
    George A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Psychol Aging 19:260-71. 2004
    ..Both the resilient and the depressed-improved groups showed remarkably healthy profiles and relatively little evidence of either struggling with or denying/avoiding the loss...
  25. ncbi request reprint Is there more to complicated grief than depression and posttraumatic stress disorder? A test of incremental validity
    George A Bonanno
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 116:342-51. 2007
    ..The findings provide convergent support for the incremental validity of complicated grief as an independent marker of bereavement-related psychopathology...
  26. ncbi request reprint Shame, humiliation, and childhood sexual abuse: distinct contributions and emotional coherence
    Claudio Negrao
    Teachers College, Columbia University, USA
    Child Maltreat 10:350-63. 2005
    ..Coherence between verbal humiliation and facial shame among CSA nondisclosers was associated with increased symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder...
  27. ncbi request reprint Resilience in the face of potential trauma: clinical practices and illustrations
    Anthony D Mancini
    Clinical Psychology Program, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Clin Psychol 62:971-85. 2006
    ..We then present six clinical practices informed by the study of resilience, illustrating key points with clinical vignettes...
  28. ncbi request reprint Resilient or at risk? A 4-year study of older adults who initially showed high or low distress following conjugal loss
    Kathrin Boerner
    Lighthouse International, 111 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:P67-73. 2005
    ..Results underscore the need to refine the criteria used to identify those who are at risk for long-term problems...
  29. doi request reprint Does attachment avoidance help people cope with loss? The moderating effects of relationship quality
    Anthony D Mancini
    Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Clin Psychol 65:1127-36. 2009
    ..Findings clarify the role of attachment avoidance in coping with loss and underscore that relationship quality is a critical factor in the attachment-grief relationship...
  30. doi request reprint When distress does not become depression: emotion context sensitivity and adjustment to bereavement
    Karin G Coifman
    Department of Psychology, 402 Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University, 1190 Amsterdam Avenue, Mail Code 5501, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 119:479-90. 2010
    ..Implications for future research and clinical intervention are discussed...
  31. doi request reprint Expressive flexibility
    Maren Westphal
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA
    Emotion 10:92-100. 2010
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  32. doi request reprint Predictors and parameters of resilience to loss: toward an individual differences model
    Anthony D Mancini
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, Box 102, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Pers 77:1805-32. 2009
    ..We conclude by considering potential cultural constraints on resilience and future research directions...
  33. ncbi request reprint Culture and continuing bonds: a prospective comparison of bereavement in the United States and the People's Republic of China
    Kathleen M Lalande
    Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Death Stud 30:303-24. 2006
    ..The data suggest that culture should be addressed in the development of effective grief therapies, especially when considering continuing bonds with the deceased...
  34. ncbi request reprint Does repressive coping promote resilience? Affective-autonomic response discrepancy during bereavement
    Karin G Coifman
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 92:745-58. 2007
    ..Results are discussed in terms of recent developments in cognitive and neuroimaging research suggesting that repressive coping may serve a protective function...
  35. ncbi request reprint Marital closeness, functional disability, and adjustment in late life
    Anthony D Mancini
    Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10001, USA
    Psychol Aging 21:600-10. 2006
    ..Results are discussed in the context of SST and traditional stress-buffering models of social support...
  36. ncbi request reprint Pre-bereavement meaning and post-bereavement distress in mothers of children who underwent haematopoietic stem cell transplantation
    Lisa Wu
    Department of Oncological Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029 6574, USA
    Br J Health Psychol 13:419-33. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore the association of meaning-making with psychological adjustment to bereavement among mothers of children who had undergone haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)...
  37. ncbi request reprint Continuing bonds and adjustment at 5 years after the death of a spouse
    Nigel P Field
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, California 94303, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 71:110-7. 2003
    ..Finally, greater satisfaction in the past relationship with the spouse was predictive of higher CBS scores. The results were discussed in relation to existing literature on the adaptiveness of continuing bonds...
  38. ncbi request reprint Revictimization and self-harm in females who experienced childhood sexual abuse: results from a prospective study
    Jennie G Noll
    University of Southern California, USA
    J Interpers Violence 18:1452-71. 2003
    ..Self-harm was positively correlated with both peritraumatic and pathological dissociation. Competing theoretical explanations for revictimization and self-harm are discussed and evaluated...
  39. ncbi request reprint Attachment and loss: a test of three competing models on the association between attachment-related avoidance and adaptation to bereavement
    R Chris Fraley
    University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 30:878-90. 2004
    ..e., those who are fearfully avoidant) have a difficult time adapting to the loss of a loved one, other avoidant adults (i.e., those who are dismissingly avoidant) show a pattern of resilience to loss...
  40. doi request reprint Smiling in the face of adversity: the interpersonal and intrapersonal functions of smiling
    Anthony Papa
    Boston VA Health Care System, 150 S Huntington Avenue 116B 5, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Emotion 8:1-12. 2008
    ..Non-Duchenne smiles were not related to psychological adjustment. Neither Duchenne nor non-Duchenne smiles during the monologue task were related to personality variables assessed in this study...
  41. ncbi request reprint Trauma and bereavement: examining the impact of sudden and violent deaths
    Stacey Kaltman
    Department of Psychology, The Catholic University of America, VA Capitol Healthcare Network, MIRECC, 10 N Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 17:131-47. 2003
    ..This investigation suggests that violent death results in development of PTSD symptoms over and above the normal grief response and thus, may contribute to a more severe grief response...
  42. ncbi request reprint The stage theory of grief
    George A Bonanno
    JAMA 297:2693; author reply 2693-4. 2007

Research Grants4

  1. Cognitive and Emotional Mechanisms in Chronic Grief
    George Bonanno; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..e., attentional preoccupation with social-moral rejection); and an exacerbation of their deficits in emotion regulation when they are primed with the representation of the deceased spouse. ..
  2. Cognitive and Emotional Mechanisms in Chronic Grief
    George Bonanno; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..e., attentional preoccupation with social-moral rejection); and an exacerbation of their deficits in emotion regulation when they are primed with the representation of the deceased spouse. ..