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Resilience Education

  • "What Good is Positivity?" 

    • Blog entry from Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, Psychology Today's Positivity blog for March 11, 2009.
  • Resilience Resources from Dr. Al Siebert 

    • The Resiliency Advantage (2005). "In The Resiliency Advantage you will learn how to sustain strong, healthy energy in non-stop change, bounce back from setbacks, and gain strength from adversities.Your resiliency strengths come from self-motivated, self-managed learning.  The Resiliency Advantage explains how you can access and benefit from many inborn abilities that few people use well. The book describes principles and processes that lead to becoming highly resilient and provides guidelines showing how to apply the information in your circumstances as you think best."

    • The Resiliency Manual for Federal Employees (2007). Created especially for the Federal Employee, Al Siebert adapts his lessons on how you can learn to bounce back quickly from deeply disruptive change, be resilient during difficult transitions, solve problems effectively, break free from inner prohibitions than hamper resiliency, increase your self confidence, work effectively without a job description, avoid resiliency fatigue, become change-proficient, and sustain your energy in circumstances that overwhelm others.

    • Survivor Personality (1996). The Survivor Personality: Why Some People Are Stronger, Smarter, and More Skillful at Handling Life's Difficulties...and How You Can Be, Too. 

  • Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab (PEPLab)

    • This research group at the University of North Carolina (UNC) is headed by Dr. Barbara Fredrickson.  "We are interested in how positive emotions affect people’s thinking patterns, social behavior, and physiological reactions. Our ultimate goal is to understand how positive emotions might accumulate and compound to transform people’s lives for the better."  If you are interested in the research behind the impact of positive emotions on resilience, this site is for you!

  • Positivity

    • You can also read about Dr. Fredrickson's book, Positivity, and use her free online tools to help you improve your "positivity ratio", your health and your resiliency. Click here!