George A. Bonanno
B.A., Hampshire College
Ph.D., Yale University
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CCPX 5020: Emotion, culture and health
This course covers the impact of overwhelming emotions on human health and self-regulatory responses. The role of culture in these responses is explored, as well as historical context and theoretical perspectives.
CCPX 5060: The pschology of loss and trauma
Focus on how humans cope with significant losses and trauma: historical developments, recent empirical advances, cross-cultural variations, and clinical and social implications.
CCPX 5533: Research methods in clinical psychology
Permission required. Design, methodology, and artifact in research. Development of research proposals. Critical review of journal articles.
Documents & Papers
Is there more to complicated grief than depression and PTSD? A test of incremental validity. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 116, 342-351.
Download: Bonann, Neria et al. (2007) [PDF]
Bonanno, G. A., Brewin, C. R., Kaniasty, K. & La Greca, A. M, (2010). Weighing the costs of disaster: Consequences, risks, and resilience in individuals, families, and communities. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 11(1), 1-49.
Download: Weighing the costs of disaster [PDF]
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology
Download: 2011_Bonanno, Westphal, & Mancini [PDF]
Loss, trauma, and human resilience: Have we underestimated the human capacity to thrive after extremely aversive events? American Psychologist, 59, 20-28.
Download: Bonanno (2004) [PDF]
Centers and Projects
The Center on Chinese Education, Teachers College Columbia University (CoCE) is aimed at contributing to a better understanding of education in China and to educational exchange between the United States and China. It seeks to achieve this mission through three categories of activities: research and development, education and training, as well as outreach and exchange. These activities will draw upon the historically special relationship between Chinese education and Teachers College, the interests and expertise of the faculty at Teachers College, as well as expertise and resources outside of Teachers College. Major funding for the Center's activities is provided by the Henry Luce Foundation and the Ford Foundation.