The Psychology of Everyday Resilience

The Psychology of Everyday Resilience

Series Name College of Life Sciences Inaugural Lecture Series
Speaker Professor John Maltby
Type Lectures & Talks
When 26 Feb 2018, 06:00PM - 07:30PM
Venue Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact Dr Danni Benyon-Payne,, 0116 252 5278

Professor John Maltby, from the department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, will give his Professorial Inaugural Lecture on Tuesday 27 February 2018 entitled ‘The Psychology of Everyday Resilience’.

Lecture Synopsis

The term resilience is used often, both in academia and everyday life. The lecture explores, that when it comes to defining what psychological resilience is, there are many and varied explanations. This leads to the problem of how to best to think and apply psychological resilience. The lecture explores how a simple model of resilience, used in another discipline, might work very well to solve the current problem in psychology. The lecture also discusses that by taking this approach, we have been able to develop our thinking about psychological resilience, demonstrating that certain types of resilience are more suited to certain everyday outcomes.


John Maltby is a Professor of Differential Psychology in the Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour at the University of Leicester. He holds a BSc and PhD in psychology, both awarded by the University of Ulster. He has over 200 publications and in 2010 received the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology Education. Currently his research focusses on the accurate measurement of resilience factors and their importance in well-being.

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