Salutogenesis beyond Health

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Aaron Antonovsky enriched us with a unique, challenging model of salutogenesis, which had high levels of comprehensibility, manageability, and especially meaningfulness. When he passed away, about 25 years ago, we wondered whether, and perhaps how, the model would be developed after him. To witness today, the rich and active development of the model is deeply exciting. Part IV, Salutogenesis Beyond Health, deals with new developments and creative advancements of the theory. It is very tempting to continue Antonovsky’s way by using his strict guidelines for salutogenic research. However, he also taught us “it is wise to see models, theories, constructs, hypotheses, and even ideas as heuristic devices, not only truths.” The chapters included in this part of the handbook represent good examples of following this advice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Salutogenesis
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9783030795153
ISBN (Print)9783030795146
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • Active aging
  • Aging at home
  • Architecture
  • Beyond health
  • Conflict studies
  • Intergroup relations
  • Policy-making
  • Politics
  • Positive psychology
  • Psychology
  • Social support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Social Sciences


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