Policy Pub: "Bouncing Back: What the Science of Resilience Can Teach Us"

Professor of Sociology Miles Taylor will discuss how scientists define resilience, how individuals “become” resilient and the importance of resilience to our future health and wellbeing. 

Policy Pub is a recurring series of plain-language talks by faculty of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy on issues that affect everyone, with a Q&A/dialogue session following the brief presentation. The series continues this spring with a virtual "Pubinar" format that allows participants to access the presentation and discussion from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

In the face of stress or traumatic events, some people seem to bounce back relatively quickly while some struggle to recover. In thinking about our ability to adapt to challenging situations, an emerging science on resilience can inform how we move forward in 2021. Resilience is particularly important to a time when the COVID pandemic has disrupted so many domains of our lives. 

An associate of the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, Taylor is a sociologist, gerontologist and demographer specializing in the areas of physical and mental health, life course disadvantage, population aging, and family dynamics. Her research primarily examines processes of advantage and disadvantage across the life course and their implications for health in older adulthood. 

Unlike Zoom meetings where every participant is visible to all others "in the room," the webinar format features a moderator and a presenter on screen, sharing visual materials related to the topic of the night. 

Attendees can submit questions or comments through a written chat option to interact with the facilitator, speaker and other attendees.

Dial-In Information

It is not necessary to have a Zoom account to participate. 

Use this link to register. You will receive a Zoom link to join the webinar after registering.

Tuesday, January 19 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm

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Amy Burdette left a positive review 1/18/2021

Very interesting.