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Grief Expert George Bonanno Quoted in Stories About Joe Biden, End-of-Life Hospice

Professor of Psychology and Education George Bonanno, who specializes in the psychology of loss and trauma, is quoted in two recent articles about grief.

In a Washington Post story about Joe Biden's decision not to run for president in the aftermath of his son's death five months ago, Bonanno said it's not a given that Biden needed to take more time to heal. Science has shown most people are more resilient than they think, Bonanno, author of The Other Side of Sadness, is quoted as saying. "Sadness is very adaptive. But the (feelings) are not designed to last very long," he says.

In a story in Dissident Voice about end-of-life hospices, Bonanno is quoted as saying it’s not clear what makes people resilient. “Personality probably predicts only about 10% of resilience. Having money helps, having social support helps, having minimal sources of other stress helps, but no one thing is a big predictor.”

Published Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

Grief Expert George Bonanno Quoted in Stories About Joe Biden, End-of-Life Hospice

Professor of Psychology and Education George Bonanno, who specializes in the psychology of loss and trauma, is quoted in two recent articles about grief.

In a Washington Post story about Joe Biden's decision not to run for president in the aftermath of his son's death five months ago, Bonanno said it's not a given that Biden needed to take more time to heal. Science has shown most people are more resilient than they think, Bonanno, author of The Other Side of Sadness, is quoted as saying. "Sadness is very adaptive. But the (feelings) are not designed to last very long," he says.

In a story in Dissident Voice about end-of-life hospices, Bonanno is quoted as saying it’s not clear what makes people resilient. “Personality probably predicts only about 10% of resilience. Having money helps, having social support helps, having minimal sources of other stress helps, but no one thing is a big predictor.”

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