Research Topic

Resilience and Health in the Chinese People during the COVID-19 Outbreak

About this Research Topic

Originating from research with people from Western societies, the emphasis on positive traits in health and well-being has extended to studies with people from non-Western societies. This is illustrated by the proliferation of research with the Chinese people in the last two decades. Psychological resilience has emerged as one of the most important strengths in the Chinese people to facilitate the emergence from crises and arrival at optimal functioning, as demonstrated by the SARS outbreak in 2003 and the Sichuan earthquake in 2008. Resilience is likely to be proved as a crucial attribute in coping with the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, the impact of research with the Chinese people is limited by the exclusive focus on mental health outcomes at the individualistic level, which is necessarily a result of the import of positive psychology originating from the West. This precludes a complete understanding of the collective mobilization of positive psychosocial resources and thus the public health implications of resilience in the Chinese context.

The goal of this Research Topic is to examine the associations of resilience with established biomarkers of health to arrive at a contextualized understanding of the mechanisms translating resilience into better health among different Chinese populations. The recent COVID-19 outbreak is conceptualized as the context in which positive psychosocial resources are mobilized and augmented to buffer the impact of this pandemic that has already taken the lives of more than eighty-two thousand people in China.

This Research Topic aims to illuminate the association between resilience and health outcomes, the associated biological and psychosocial mechanisms, and the public health implications, with a focus on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic in the Chinese context. Topics may include the following:

• Measuring resilience in Chinese populations
• Resilience and health in the Chinese context
• Resilience and biomarkers of health, with a focus on but not restricted to cortisol
• Ontogenesis of the resilient/ non-resilient phenotype, with a focus on the impact of childhood adversities

The Topic Editors would like to acknowledge Melinda Schawel for providing the cover image entitled Maybe It's All Going to Turn Out Alright 2020.


Keywords: Reslience, COVID-19, Health, Biomarkers, Chinese


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Originating from research with people from Western societies, the emphasis on positive traits in health and well-being has extended to studies with people from non-Western societies. This is illustrated by the proliferation of research with the Chinese people in the last two decades. Psychological resilience has emerged as one of the most important strengths in the Chinese people to facilitate the emergence from crises and arrival at optimal functioning, as demonstrated by the SARS outbreak in 2003 and the Sichuan earthquake in 2008. Resilience is likely to be proved as a crucial attribute in coping with the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, the impact of research with the Chinese people is limited by the exclusive focus on mental health outcomes at the individualistic level, which is necessarily a result of the import of positive psychology originating from the West. This precludes a complete understanding of the collective mobilization of positive psychosocial resources and thus the public health implications of resilience in the Chinese context.

The goal of this Research Topic is to examine the associations of resilience with established biomarkers of health to arrive at a contextualized understanding of the mechanisms translating resilience into better health among different Chinese populations. The recent COVID-19 outbreak is conceptualized as the context in which positive psychosocial resources are mobilized and augmented to buffer the impact of this pandemic that has already taken the lives of more than eighty-two thousand people in China.

This Research Topic aims to illuminate the association between resilience and health outcomes, the associated biological and psychosocial mechanisms, and the public health implications, with a focus on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic in the Chinese context. Topics may include the following:

• Measuring resilience in Chinese populations
• Resilience and health in the Chinese context
• Resilience and biomarkers of health, with a focus on but not restricted to cortisol
• Ontogenesis of the resilient/ non-resilient phenotype, with a focus on the impact of childhood adversities

The Topic Editors would like to acknowledge Melinda Schawel for providing the cover image entitled Maybe It's All Going to Turn Out Alright 2020.


Keywords: Reslience, COVID-19, Health, Biomarkers, Chinese


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

About Frontiers Research Topics

With their unique mixes of varied contributions from Original Research to Review Articles, Research Topics unify the most influential researchers, the latest key findings and historical advances in a hot research area! Find out more on how to host your own Frontiers Research Topic or contribute to one as an author.

Topic Editors

Loading..

Submission Deadlines

22 July 2020 Abstract
22 November 2020 Manuscript

Participating Journals

Manuscripts can be submitted to this Research Topic via the following journals:

Loading..

Topic Editors

Loading..

Submission Deadlines

22 July 2020 Abstract
22 November 2020 Manuscript

Participating Journals

Manuscripts can be submitted to this Research Topic via the following journals:

Loading..
Loading..

total views article views article downloads topic views

}
 
Top countries
Top referring sites
Loading..