Resilience

What is Resilience? – Definition and description (2016)

How people learn to become Resilient  Maria Konnikova, Article (2016)

The Science of Resilience.  Journalist Sian Williams 28 minute BBC Radio4 program (2016)

Resilience: a Survivor’s Guide to Adversity. 41 minute  BBC World Service program (2016)

A positive start to 2017: Brendan Cox’s Alternative Christmas message, available on Channel4 in Britain only, and widely shared on Facebook.

A Soviet genetics experiment over more than 50 years has shown that only selecting for non-aggression or “tameability“, many other traits appeared “The fox experiment showed that just by selecting for friendliness, all these other changes, including an increase in social skills, happened by accident.”  Hare suspects that, “like the foxes, and like dogs, we became friendlier first, and then got smarter by accident. This would mean that our prosocial skills, the skills that allow for cooperation and friendliness, were what made us successful.”