Resilience is more about being flexible than about staying positive

S.L. Koole, S. Schwager, K. Rothermund

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Kalisch et al. propose a positive appraisal style as the key mechanism that underlies resilience. The present authors suggest that flexibility in emotion processing is more conducive to resilience than a general positivity bias. People may achieve emotional flexibility through counter-regulation - a dynamic processing bias toward positive stimuli in negative contexts and negative stimuli in positive contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e109-e109
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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