Resilience: A neurobiological perspective

Rossouw, Pieter (2015) Resilience: A neurobiological perspective. Neuropsychotherapy in Australia, 31: 3-8.

Author Rossouw, Pieter
Title Resilience: A neurobiological perspective
Journal name Neuropsychotherapy in Australia
Publication date 2015-05
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
Issue 31
Start page 3
End page 8
Total pages 6
Place of publication St Lucia, QLD Australia
Publisher Mediros
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Resilience is defined as an individual’s capacity to effectively respond and adapt to stress and adversity (APA 2014). Stress and adversity can present in a multitude of situations on all levels – biological, emotional, psychological, social or spiritual.
Traditionally resilience has been viewed as a capacity that is learned through behaviour, developed over time (Boyden & Mann 2005) and is linked to a cultural adaptation process (Dawes & Donald 2000; Castro & Murray 2010), and risk factors have been identified that compromise resilience (Boyden & Mann 2005). Resilience is closely aligned with emotional wellness (Ungar 2004) and a capacity to endure and achieve long term goals (Duckworth 2007). Until recently very few research studies have been conducted focusing on the biological markers of resilience – especially in the domain (context?) of the neural basis of emotional styles and resilience. One of the pioneers in this field is Richard Davidson. His research led to the development of various dimensions of emotional style linked to neurobiological markers that assist with a better understanding of the neuroscience of resilience.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Issue 31 March-May 2015

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