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Sample Definitions:

"Optimal coping and adaptation defines highly resilient behaviors in terms of acute and long- term positive adaptation." (Agaibi and Wilson, 2005) 

"A complex repertoire of behavioral tendencies that may be evoked or activated by environmental demands." (Agaibi and Wilson, 2005)

"We define it as a stable trajectory of healthy functioning." (Bonanno, 2020)

"The process and outcome of successfully adapting to difficult or challenging life experiences, especially through mental, emotional, and behavioral flexibility, and adjustment to external and internal demands." (APA)