Graduate School of Clinical and Developmental Psychology

New professor II in CDP: Professor George A. Bonanno

We are happy to announce that Professor George A. Bonanno has been appointed professor II in the Graduate School of Clinical and Developmental Psychology

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George A. Bonanno, Ph.D. is a Professor of Clinical Psychology, Columbia University, New York City. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1991. His research and scholarly interests have centered on the question of how human beings cope with loss, trauma and other forms of extreme adversity, with an emphasis on resilience and the salutary role of flexible coping and emotion regulatory processes.

Professor Bonanno’s recent empirical and theoretical work has focused on defining and documenting adult resilience in the face of loss or potential traumatic events, and on identifying the range of psychological and contextual variables that predict both psychopathological and resilient outcomes. In 2019, he received lifetime achievement awards from both the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA).

Bonanno is also head of the Loss, Trauma, and Emotion Lab.

5 October 2021 he will be giving an online introduction lecture titled “Trauma and the resilience paradox”. 
You will find more information about the lecture here.