Resilience Bolstering

The term resilience has been used in many contexts and with multiple intents. It is often used synonymously with hardiness, robustness, and other terms indicating a psychologically healthy response to stress. Literally, the English word resilience stems from the Latin, resiliens, meaning “to rebound, recoil.” In the physical sciences, this is defined as the maximum extent to which a material can absorb external energy causing it to become deformed before reaching the point at which it will be unable to return to its normal state.

In addition to referring to the ability to bounce back from a stressful episode, the uses of the term resilience in psychology have also included the ability to resist stress, to cope with stress and adversity, and to become stronger because ...

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