Cognitive flexibility; Psychological resilience
Cognitive resilience is the ability to overcome negative effects or stress on cognitive functioning (Staal et al. 2008). Associated factors include a general positive cognitive appraisal of the environment, the cognitive capacity to effectively deal with stress, as well as the ability and self-efficacy to utilize coping strategies (Staal et al. 2008). Typically as levels of stress increase, cognitive performance decreases (Staal et al. 2008). However, prior experience and training to deal with high levels of stress and uncertainty may improve cognitive resilience (Staal et al. 2008).
References and Readings
- Staal, M. A., Bolton, A. E., Yaroush, R. A., & Bourne, L. E. (2008). Cognitive performance and resilience to stress. In B. J. Lukey & V. Tepe (Eds.), Biobehavioral resilience to stress (pp. 259–348). Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.Google Scholar