Proceedings of the International Conference on Mental Health and Humanities Education (ICMHHE 2020)

Using Systemizing-Empathizing Theory to Explore Individual Differences in Resilience by Brain Types

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Nao Yu
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Nao Yu
Available Online 29 April 2020.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200425.015How to use a DOI?
Keywords
resilience, individual differences, empathizing and systemizing
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Mental Health and Humanities Education (ICMHHE 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
29 April 2020
ISBN
978-94-6252-958-8
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200425.015How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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