Centre for Longitudinal Research seminar: Does psychological well-being predict resilience in adolescents? Event as iCalendar

27 March 2013

2:30 - 3:30pm

Venue: Function Room 730-220, Building 730, Tāmaki Innovation Campus

Paul Jose received his PhD in developmental psychology from Yale University in 1980, held a post-doc position at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and then subsequently took a teaching position at Loyola University Chicago, which he held for 18 years. He arrived in New Zealand about 12 years ago to take a position at Victoria University of Wellington.

Abstract: Is adolescent resilience stable or changeable? The present talk discusses the theoretical views concerning adolescent resilience, and then features findings based on data from a subject variable longitudinal study (involving no intervention) that addressed the key question posed here. Using Fredrickson’s ‘broaden-and-build’ theory as a starting point, can we show that individuals reporting high well-being and happiness become more resilient over time? Then Dr. Jose will relate findings obtained from an intervention study specifically designed to foster resilience and resultant psychological well-being in a sample of 13-yr-olds.

RSVP: Please RSVP by Monday 25th of March to Wendy Turner