December 08, 2020

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Open to Consortium members

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Of Trouble and Transformation – Adversarial Psychological Growth in the Time of a Pandemic

Psychological growth can take many paths. Positive life experiences tend to strengthen our sense of self and draw the best out of us, while adversarial life experiences require us to stop and rethink our lives, and may eventually bring about transformations in who we are and result in strengthened, enriched selves. In the midst of the various troubles caused by the current pandemic, it may seem premature or insensitive to look for silver linings, but the struggle of making through the losses, upended daily routines, and changed lives may eventually help us grow.

In this webinar, we will consider the process of adversarial psychological growth and recognize individual and collective practices that may support us not only cope with the pandemic related life and organizational changes, but also grow as individuals and communities.

Mari Kira

Mari Kira

Assistant Research Scientist and Lecturer, Department of Psychology
University of Michigan

Mari's bio

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