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Psychological immunity: A new concept of coping and resilience

Attila Olah

The presentation introduces a new concept (psychological immunity) and a working model about the psychological immune system (PIS) which is defined as a multidimensional but integrated unit of personal resilience resources or adaptive capacities that provide immunity against damage and stress. Psychological lmmune Competence Inventory (PICI) with 16 scales was developed (Olah, 2000) for measuring the protective personality traits (psychological antibodies: Positive Thinking, Sense of Control, Sense of Coherence, Creative Self-concept, sense of self-growth, challenge orientation, Social Monitoring Capacity, problem-solving Capacity, Self- efficacy, Social Mobilizing Capacity, Social Creating Capacity, Syncronicity, Goal Orientation, lmpulse Control, Emotional Control, lrritability Control) which are integrated in the PIS.

Recorded: October 2009, Dubrovnik - Cavtat, Croatia.
Coping & Resilience International Conference

Organiser: The Brisbane Institute of Strengths Based Practice

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Attila Olah

Eötvös Loránd University , Hungary

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