George A. Bonanno
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George A. Bonanno

George A. Bonanno received his Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from Yale University. He is currently a Professor of Clinical Psychology and Chair of the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University's Teachers College. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, and 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 lives in Manhattan with his wife, two children, two cats and a bird.

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