Stress Develops Strengths

Stress Develops Strengths

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Muslim-American Identity, Doctors with Disabilities, Stress

Episode: Muslim-American Identity, Doctors with Disabilities, Stress

  • Jul 18, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 13:37 mins

Guest: Bruce Ellis, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Anthropology, University of Utah Children living in high-crime neighborhoods or extreme poverty are considered “at-risk” and in need of special intervention to help them overcome the problems that come with growing up in such a stressful environment. But University of Utah psychology researcher Bruce Ellis suggest that approach is like focusing on a half-empty glass, instead of acknowledging the other half that is actually full - of skills kids acquire from being in high-stress environments. He says nurturing those skills could offer benefits.

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