Resilience, Spirituality and Posttraumatic Growth: Reshaping the Effects of Climate Change

  • Tamasin RamsayEmail author
  • Lenore Manderson
Part of the International and Cultural Psychology book series (ICUP)


With increased extreme weather events and associated crises, there has been a growing emphasis away from identifying vulnerabilities and ensuring effective disaster management to considering people’s own strategies for coping and adapting. Concepts such as resilience and posttraumatic growth, and the role of spirituality in realizing these, have increasingly been recognized as important to individual and community preparedness and recovery. In this chapter, the authors describe these concepts in the context of climate change and extreme environmental events. In so doing, they address ways to increase resilience in varied cultural contexts.


Resilience Spirituality Meaning, Culture 


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  1. 1.Social Sciences and Health Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, School of Psychology and PsychiatryMonash UniversityCaulfied EastAustralia

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