Week 2: The Science of Resiliency (January 2022)

Week 2 provides an overview of the key characteristics of the science of resiliency and its importance in promoting health and preventing illness. It presents a review of the emerging literature on allostasis, allostatic loading and resiliency and explores how our knowledge of how our brains mediate resiliency can be used to build resiliency enhancement programs that can link up clinical medicine and public health.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this week, participants should be able to understand the following key elements:

  • Define resiliency, allostasis and allostatic loading.
  • Describe four perturbations within the stress system that lead to allostatic load.
  • Identify the key components of human resiliency and how to enhance them.
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