Resilience, a construct representing the maintenance of positive adaptation despite significant adversity, has largely been conceived of as something positive to strive for. Recent theoretical developments question this assumption and provide alternative views on the empirical pattern of resilience. These approaches raise questions concerning potential trade-offs of resilience, that is, the price of resilience and the consequences for intervention strategies. In this course, we will discuss the different theories, how they relate to each other, whether they can be reconciled, and their implications for interventions.
We will meet online (BBB) in a roughly two-week rhythm to provide time for course readings between class meetings. During meetings and as support for writing cooperative learning is implemented.
Course language will be English. (I'm not a native speaker myself and my English is certainly rusty. I hope you will see this course also as a welcome challenge and an opportunity to practice your English skills.)