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IN CONTEXT

APPROACH

Positive psychology

BEFORE

1920s Freud says that early trauma negatively impacts an infant’s brain and can override any genetic, social, or psychological resilience factor.

1955–95 A longitudinal study by psychologist Emmy Werner following traumatized children into adulthood suggests that one-third of the population tends toward resilience.

1988 John Bowlby asks for a study of resilience.

AFTER

2007 The UK government starts the UK Resilience Programme in schools.

2012 The American Psychological Association forms a task force on psychological resilience.

When tragedy strikes, some people are devastated. Unable to summon their coping mechanisms, ...

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