Canadian Positive Psychology Association

Stress Hardiness: Thriving Under Pressure

  • 30 Jan 2013
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Online Webinar


  • Small fee for our non-members.

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Stress Hardiness: Thriving Under Pressure 

with Dr. Andrea Dinardo


Wednesday January 30, 2013,

1 - 2pm EST


Always free for Members

(To register for free as a member, ensure you are logged into the CPPA website before registering) 

$19.95 for non-members


Why do some people crumble under pressure while others flourish in reaction to stress? What explains the difference between these two groups of individuals? Stress hardiness is a key factor in resilience - the ability to remain healthy and strong during challenging times. Hardy individuals transform stressful events into opportunities for growth by taking direct action in response to stress and trauma.  


This webinar will explore the three components of stress hardiness, namely: challenge, control, and commitment. Challenge is the understanding that change is normal and acts as an incentive for self-improvement. Control is the belief in one's ability to influence life events. Commitment is the ability to engage fully in all aspects of life, no matter how big or small, with a sense of purpose and meaning.


This webinar will be of interest to anyone who wants to know more about how to promote hardiness in their professional or personal lives. 


More about our speaker:


Dr. Andrea Dinardo is a Psychology Professor at St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and in the Faculty of Education at the University of Windsor. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario. 

She is the recipient of the Robert J. Menges New Researcher Award from the AERA Special Interest Group on Faculty Teaching, Evaluation, and Development for her doctoral research: An experimental analysis of the effects of teacher enthusiasm on student attention, motivation, and learning. 

As a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, and member of the Canadian Psychological Association, Dr. Dinardo applies the principles of Humanistic and Positive Psychology to facilitate personal growth and transformative change in individuals and groups.

Dr. Dinardo's psychology textbooks with McGraw-Hill Ryerson "Essentials of Understanding Psychology" were published in 2009 and 2012.

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