George A. Bonanno, Ph.D.

George A. Bonanno, Ph.D.

George A. Bonanno is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University. His research focuses on how people cope with potentially traumatic events, such as the death of a loved one, terrorist attack, disaster and medical emergency. His studies have documented our natural resilience to these events and explored the factors that help us cope effectively; these include our repertoire of emotional reactions, especially positive emotion and laughter, personality, and the context of our lives. He is author of the Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss.


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Thriving in the Face of Trauma

A Psychology Professor investigates what really happens when we are faced with undesirable and unthinkable events.