Make sure you have read chapter 13 before participating in this discussion.
Many people may have low resiliency due to a variety of reasons, but let’s apply our reading specifically to poverty-stricken persons.
Many studies have illustrated the relation between increased poverty and decreased resiliency. For instance, poor people are more likely to have less resources, social support, economic stability, and free time. Also, poor persons are less likely to be physically active (due to their dangerous neighborhoods among other reasons), eat nutritious foods (due to the increased expense), et cetera…
As a result, many poor persons experience poor health outcomes (e.g., obesity, diabetes, heart disease, et cetera). These continuously experienced circumstances often increase a person’s helplessness, which only reinforces their decreasing resiliency.
How would you go about boosting a poor person’s resiliency? In other words, how would you teach/instill coping skills -given the variety of circumstances just described (e.g., social and behavioral)?
Be sure to mention any/all of the concepts and terms that support your ideas.
Reading from textbook: Miserandino, M. (2012). Personality Psychology: Foundations and findings.
Boston, MA: Pearson. ISBN: 0-205-73887-7