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Psychological Resilience

The 7 Habits Of Highly Resilient People

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.02.2013 | Healthy Living

Rejection is rough, no matter how you slice it. But it's also an inescapable fact of life, and our ability to deal with failure and rejection has a ha...

Could This Change In Thinking Lead To Happiness?

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Whether you want more happiness, less stress, or to build your resilience reserves, the key is to get FAT -- flexible, accurate and thorough -- about your thinking. The ripple effects will astound you.

Want To Tap Into Your Inner Resilience?

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

It's this ability to stay connected, to stand by each other, that has kept the people of Boston strong during one of the worst weeks in the city's storied history. But they're not the only ones who have the ability to shore up resilience. You do. I do.

To Fear or Not to Fear After the Boston Marathon Bombing

Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D.

Aurora, Tuscon, Newtown, and now Boston. In light of so many terrorizing incidences, from a psychological standpoint, it's normal -- and healthy -- to feel fear.

Terror Management Theory and the Boston Marathon Tragedy

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Americans all feel closer to the city of Boston. Even Yankees fans can put aside their rivalry in the face of tragedy. Why do we feel closer to others in times of crisis? There is a prominent framework in social psychology called "terror management theory" that helps us to understand this behavior.

Can Resilience Be Learned?

Alex Lickerman, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Alex Lickerman, M.D.

An undefeated mind isn't one that never feels discouraged or despairing; it's one that continues on in spite of it.

Crisis Coping 101

Alicia Salzer, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Alicia Salzer, M.D.

If you know you are susceptible to certain pitfalls like drinking, overeating, isolating yourself or ruminating, now is the time for those "prepare or risk despair' interventions that may enable you to preempt those unhealthy habits.

Psychologically Delicate Children: Are Genes to Blame?

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

"Orchid children" are highly sensitive to their environment, especially to the quality of parenting they receive. If neglected, orchid children promptly wither -- but if they are nurtured, they not only survive but flourish.

Japanese Secrets To Resilience

Margaret Moore | Posted 07.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Moore

Barbara Fredrickson's research has revealed that positivity is the main mechanism for resilience. Hence, a main determinant of resilience is the ability to foster and amplify positive emotions when we are swimming in a sea of negativity.