Using Systemizing-Empathizing Theory to Explore Individual Differences in Resilience by Brain Types
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- resilience, individual differences, empathizing and systemizing
As a key competence to bounce back from adversity, resilience is crucial for maintaining positive physical and mental health. However, not everyone is able to overcome stressful situations and individuals demonstrate various levels of resilience. In the present study, 120 undergraduates from China completed questionnaires on their resilience, systemizing and empathizing tendency. No gender difference was revealed in resilience. However, individuals with extreme brain types (high empathizers and high systemizers) demonstrated stronger resilience than those with more balanced brain types. Nonetheless, gender typical brain type group (empathizing-oriented women and systemizing-oriented men) showed similar level of resilience with the gender atypical brain type group (systemizing-oriented women and empathizing-oriented men). Both systemizing and empathizing were positively correlated with resilience. Such results indicated that excellence in interpersonal or analytical skills may facilitate strategies to deal with adversity.
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TY - CONF AU - Nao Yu PY - 2020 DA - 2020/04/29 TI - Using Systemizing-Empathizing Theory to Explore Individual Differences in Resilience by Brain Types BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Mental Health and Humanities Education (ICMHHE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 68 EP - 78 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200425.015 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200425.015 ID - Yu2020 ER -