Personal resilience in times of crisis : the implications of SWB homeostasis and set-points

Cummins, Robert A. and Wooden, Mark 2014, Personal resilience in times of crisis : the implications of SWB homeostasis and set-points, Journal of happiness studies, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 223-235, doi: 10.1007/s10902-013-9481-4.

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Title Personal resilience in times of crisis : the implications of SWB homeostasis and set-points
Author(s) Cummins, Robert A.ORCID iD for Cummins, Robert A.
Wooden, Mark
Journal name Journal of happiness studies
Volume number 15
Issue number 1
Start page 223
End page 235
Total pages 13
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Publication date 2014-02
ISSN 1389-4978
Keyword(s) subjective wellbeing
Summary Our companion paper (Cummins et al. in J Happiness Stud, 2013) describes the statistical process used to demonstrate set-points and set-point-ranges for subjective wellbeing. The implications of set-points and homeostasis are now considered in the context of resilience. This discussion leads with a brief overview of resilience definitions and is followed by a description of subjective wellbeing (SWB) homeostasis. This addresses, in particular, the issue of SWB malleability under homeostatic control. The link between resources and resilience is then considered, in terms of predictions made by homeostasis theory. Finally, discussion focuses on the implications of such understanding for future directions in SWB research. It is concluded that an understanding of set-points and homeostasis allows new insights into the resilience construct.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s10902-013-9481-4
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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