Psychology of Resilience

Course Description

This thought-provoking course will introduce you to the emerging literature on the psychology of resilience, including a brief overview of the potentially deleterious effects of a range of adversity and trauma experiences (such as post-traumatic stress disorder or depression). Through lectures, discussions, projects, and in-class activities, you will understand how humans cope with and may be resilient to stress and trauma. The course will describe resilience as understood through psychological, social, and biological evidence. Finally, we will review current evidence and theory related to promoting resilience at the level of individuals and/or communities.

By the end of this course, you will:
• Understand how humans are able to be resilient in the context of stress and trauma
• Learn techniques for increasing resiliency in your own life
• Gain familiarly with the field of psychology and psychiatry while developing mastery around the concept of resiliency


No academic preparation is required but you should be prepared to discuss the sensitive content matter.


One Section Available to Choose From:

Online sections of Pre-College courses are offered in one of the following modalities: Asynchronous, Mostly asynchronous, or Blended. Please review full information regarding the experience here.

Dates: July 18, 2022 - July 22, 2022
*Duration: 1 Weeks
Meeting Times: M-F 12:15P-3:05P
Status: Closed
Format: On-Campus
Instructor(s): Nicole Nugent
Course Number: 10420