Adversity increases our resilience

Published November 13, 2017

An article in The Wall Street Journal about resilience and what it takes to overcome a difficult childhood and life’s adversities reports on a study by Mark Seery, associate professor of psychology, that found that those who had known some adversity were both higher-functioning and more satisfied with their lives than those who had experienced no adversity at all. “They also coped better with more recent problems they encountered, leading the study’s authors to conclude, in partial agreement with Nietzsche, that ‘in moderation, whatever does not kill us may indeed make us stronger,’” the article reports.

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