Resilience (The Infinite Mind instant audio download)
Resilience How is it that adversity can defeat some people, and bring out the best in others? In the shadow of the recent terrorist attacks on the United States, many Americans have risen to new challenge with courage and grace. This show explores what lets some people not only "bounce back" from disaster, but even gain in strength through adversity. The show includes interviews with psychologist Dr. Al Siebert, author of The Survivor Personality; and Dr. Karen Reivich, Co-Director of the Penn Resiliency Project at the University of Pennsylvania. One of the world's best known neuro-biologists, Dr. Robert Sapolsky, discusses how stress harms us... and helps us. And storyteller Laura Simms shares an Arabic story that reveals how even in grief we are not alone. Plus, John Hockenberry contributes a moving, insightful commentary on volcanos, SCUD missiles, terrorism, and resiliency. Hosted by Dr. Fred Goodwin and produced by the Peabody Award winning Lichtenstein Creative Media .