Reconsidering Resilience

Humans have a remarkable ability to snap back from traumatic events, but the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing the limits of human resilience—and researchers’ understanding of it.
Lockdowns are  “arguably the largest psychological experiment ever conducted,” according to health psychologist Elke Van Hoof. They may fundamentally change the study of resilience, allowing researchers to observe new nuances about the value of social interaction or lack thereof.
This challenge brings an opportunity: “We could learn how to help people become more resilient before these things happen,” says psychiatrist Dennis Charney.
Scientific American

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