VIRTUAL, September 2020

6th International Symposium On Resilience Research (#resilience2020)

The conference covers latest developments and breakthroughs in stress resilience research, both in animal models and in human studies. One focus this year will be the question of potential positive effects of adversity, strengths that individuals might develop under stress, inoculation, mastery, self-efficacy. There will be a special session on resilience in the Corona crisis.

The symposium will be held as an all-online virtual conference. Posters and recorded talks will be made available to view for six months exclusively to registered attendees.

Check out for registration and updates to the program.

3rd Donders Summer School on Stress and Cognition rescheduled to 2021

The Corona pandemic has been and continues to be a challenge for all of us. Unfortunately, we had to reschedule the 3rd Donders Summer School on Stress and Cognition in Nijmegen, planned for July this year, to July 5th-9th 2021. More information will follow in due time!

Mental resilience in the Corona lockdown: First empirical insights from Europe

The first results of how people are coping with the Corona crisis are in! Potential resilience factors, exposure to Corona-specific and general stressors, as well as internalizing symptoms were assessed online in 5000 adult Europeans: In comparison with other resilience factors, positive appraisal specifically of the consequences of the Corona crisis was the single strongest resilience factor. Positive appraisal style (PAS) was not only positively associated with resilience (p<0.001) but also mediated the positive association between perceived social support (PSS) and resilience (p<0.001). Resilience, as an outcome, was conceptualized as good mental health despite stressor exposure. Therefore, PAS and PSS can be seen as important modifiable protective factors that can be targeted by public mental health efforts in similar crisis situations in the future.