Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto)
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BRANDAO, Juliana Mendanha; MAHFOUD, Miguel and GIANORDOLI-NASCIMENTO, Ingrid Faria. The construction of the concept of resilience in psychology: discussing the origins of resilience. Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto) [online]. 2011, vol.21, n.49, pp. 263-271. ISSN 0103-863X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-863X2011000200014.
This article is a theoretical study that investigates resilience conceptions and its origins in national and international literature. We reconstituted the history of the concept; we studied the resilience in the field of strength of materials and etymology and we query the notion that the term/concept of "resilience" would have came from physics. We conclude that the resilience concepts adopted by researchers (if it is understood as stress resistance or as processes of recovery) are related with the understanding that they have about its origins.
Keywords : resilience; concept formation; etimology.