Johns Hopkins University
Title: Five factors of human resilience
Biography: George S Everly
Based upon 30 years of research and observation of human resilience, we conclude that there are five core elements which serve to create a personal culture of resilience. In this presentation, Dr. Everly will discuss his finding and highlight those findings with excerpts of interviews from cases which serve to exemplify each of the five factors. These interviews were conducted with people showing extraordinary resilience in the wake of terrorist bombings, assassination attempts, child abuse, remarkable achievements in athletics, catastrophic physical injury, and covert military operations. The putative factors of human resilience are shown to be learned factors and therefore capable of being taught to almost anyone at almost any age. Professor Everly will discuss how these same factors may be used in the workforce, athletics, academics, and even the performing arts as a competitive advantage.