Families as Stress Buffers and Resource Providers
This issue of the e-journal of Applied Psychology is focused on the psychology of families. Papers addressing clinical, health and social issues in relation to family functioning were sought, in particular those that considered how families coped or did not cope with both external stresses (e.g., migration) and internal stresses (e.g., illness, childhood transitions). Articles which addressed ways to strengthen family functioning, and factors contributing to resilience in families, were also invited. Our aim was to present papers reflecting a range of approaches, including both qualitative and quantitative research and empirical and review papers.