Aaron antonovsky, the scholar and the man behind salutogenesis

Avishai Antonovsky, Shifra Sagy

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Rebelling against the mainstream and searching for the right questions seem to be the two most salient characteristics that bridge between Aaron the scholar and Aaron the man. In this chapter, we wish to share some insights we have regarding the development of the salutogenic idea, by drawing lines connecting it to the person Aaron was. Having been very close to Aaron for several decades, we feel that a certain degree of familiarity with his personal background would contribute to the understanding of the development of the salutogenic theory. Therefore, we wish to shed some light on Aaron’s personal experiences, ideological beliefs, and professional development throughout his life, until the crystallization of the salutogenic idea.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Salutogenesis
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319046006
ISBN (Print)9783319045993
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • Aaron Antonovsky
  • Biography
  • Salutogenesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Social Sciences
  • General Psychology


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