Risk and Resiliency

PSY4430 Risk and Resiliency (3)

This course combines two perspectives concerning human development - risk / resilience research, and ecological theories of development - as theo-retical lenses on these interventions. Theories related to risk, resilience, competence, prevention, and social intervention will be reviewed, as well as an ecological overview of successful social interventions that target change at the 1) individual and small-group; 2) setting and organizational; 3) com-munity-wide; and 4) macrosystem (e.g., media and public policy) levels of analysis. Throughout the course, the ways in which social interventions can be most responsive to diverse cultures and communities will be empha-sized.