DEFINING RESILIENCE AS A CONCEPT SINCE ITS FIRST USE IN PSYCHOLOGY
University of Bucharest,
Department of Psychology
Resilience is an excellent describer of the positive psychology, a trend which emphasizes the person’s resources, the elements that support survival, overcoming obstacles or traumatic events în a constructive manner, giving sense to the events to pass so that we go on with our lives stronger and wiser. The element that is most specific to other psychology approaches consists in the attention given to the way people succeed in staying healthy by using their own resources (an approach also known as sanogenesis); thus, viewing the psychological life from a pathological point of view and making the symptom search a priority are approaches that are being replaced by identifying and promoting resources, those internal psychological elements that support us during hard times and which we are all exposed to one way or another. Therefore, we consider that resilience is a subject that deserves to be studied and well understood under all its aspects in order to obtain a positive and also very well based approach of the efficient psychological and emotional functioning.
Cuvinte cheie: rezilienţă, conceptualizarea rezilienţei, salutogeneză
Keywords: resilience, resilience as a concept, sanogenesis
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