Steven Southwick, George Bonanno, Ann Masten, Catherine Panter-Brick, and Rachel Yehuda give a better understanding of resilience research across different fields of study.
Some of the questions discussed during the panel were: The field of positive psychology strives to understand the strengths within individuals, families and even communities, and what they need to flourish.
Some will use their trauma to propel them into a more satisfying life than they once had before their traumatic experience.
There is no clear way to understand all the building blocks that make a person more resilient than the next, but this missing link is what researchers want to find out.
Scientists from all over were eager to research the impact of severe trauma on children.
(Masten, 2001) For 40 years, Masten studied children around the world throughout their life.
In this article, we will discuss what makes a person resilient, the impact of adversity on mental health, the creation of resilience, and how psychologist became genuinely interested in the science of resilience.
If you are intrigued and would love to learn more about this topic, read on! According to the American Psychological Association, resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or even significant sources of risk.
This study analyzed patterns of connection between 12 traumatic life events, resilience, and substance use at a church-affiliated university.
The original report showed several positive and negative connections between traumatic life events and alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco use within the year.