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Resilience -- OK, now what?
on September 9, 2009
The Resilience Factor purports to be a "how to" book for improving one's ability to withstand the stresses of life -- learning to "improve capacity to handle inevitable surprises and setbacks." Once you wade through the ineptly written case studies, learning how "Claude" or "Mary" or whoever adjusted to the fact that they were not coping well, the seven lessons are unimaginative.
Take a Cosmopolitan quiz on how to meet girls -- or boys -- and be done with it.
This book, The Resilience Factor, is a disappointment: misleading at best -- and a fraud at worst. If this is an example of the University of Pennsylvania's best work in psychology, I suggest you go elsewhere.