An introduction to the construct Locus of Control from psychology and the neurosciences on how to enhance resilience in face of adversity, such as during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Locus of Control could simply be described as a one of two directions from which to experience adversity:
- the Internal, inside-out mode, in which you believe your experience of adversity is determined by your choices and control over your thoughts, emotions, notions, etc.; or
- the External, outside-in mode, in which you believe your experience of adversity is determined by choices and sources of control that come from outside of you.
In the face of the same adversity, the Internal mode is more conducive to resilience and growth, whereas the External mode can lead to more fragility and at the extreme, to unhealthy responses.
Date: April 30, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Where: Live online event (registrants will receive details via email)
Understanding the construct of Locus of Control and using tools that promote the Internal mode can be helpful in enhancing one's resilience and growth, amidst adversity.
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Dr. Jacques Bradwejn, a psychiatrist, is Professor Emeritus and Past Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at University of Ottawa. He is also the Founding Dean of the Ottawa Shanghai Joint School of Medicine and Visiting Professor at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine.
He has also served as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Ottawa, as Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the Royal Ottawa Hospital, and as Head of Psychiatry at The Ottawa Hospital.
Dr. Bradwejn has been actively involved in psychiatric and mental health research and on the use of Complementary Medicines in mental health. He is the author of the Intrinsic Practice.