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Resilience and Cognition <ul><li>Psychological resilience Science Of Emotion: From Neurotransmitters to Social Networks

Resilience and Cognition Psychological resilience is flexibility in response to changing situational demands, and the ability to bounce back from negative emotional experiences Learned helplessness, by contrast, is seen in depression Optimists may overestimate their influence in situations where they have little or no control “ unrealistic optimism” Depressives more accurately assess their own influence in situations where they have little or no control “ depressive realism” Resilience Gene Two copies of the long form serotonin transporter gene may confer resistance to childhood trauma Two copies of the short form of the serotonin transporter gene may confer susceptibility to trauma Alloy, Abramson, 1979

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