Resilience

IB Psychology: Resilience

Luthar et al (2000) defined resilience as "the process of avoiding adverse outcomes or doing better than expected when confronted with major assaults on the developmental process." These major assaults could include poverty, war, personal trauma, privation or deprivation. A simpler definition was when Rutter (1990) said that resilience is when an individual maintains adaptive behaviour in spite of serious risk factors.


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