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Thursday, June 18 • 8:30am - 10:30am
Keynote by Dr. Ann Masten "Resilience in Human Development: Interdependent Adaptive Systems in Theory and Action"

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Resilience in Human Development: Interdependent Adaptive Systems in Theory and Action
Speaker: Ann Masten
In her keynote lecture, Professor Masten will discuss contemporary concepts of resilience from the perspective of relational developmental systems theory. The capacity of individuals to manifest positive adaptation in the context of serious challenges will be examined in relation to theory and evidence about the interaction of multiple systems across levels of function, from epigenetic to social processes. Individual resilience will be considered in concert with family, community, and other aspects of ecological resilience. Implications for practice of a dynamic systems view of resilience will be discussed in light of multiple levels of human interaction and the goal of building resilience and improving the odds of recovery from major disturbances that can threaten human potential and development.

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Ann Masten

I study competence, risk, and resilience in development, with a focus on the processes leading to positive adaptation and outcomes in young people whose lives are threatened by adversity. This work aims to build a better science for promoting positive adaptation and preventing problems... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2015 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
McInnes Room Student Union Building, Dalhousie University

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