Article Critical Summary 

The article is written by the “Southwick, S. M., & Charney, D. S. (2013)” that presents a review of research literature to explain the resilience and stress in the humanThe main objects of the article include resilience, stress, anxiety etc. In addition, the objects discussed also include the factors enhancing or reducing resilience. The article is stimulated by the problem that majority of stress victims feel helpless and develop negative emotions

The article is very relevant and significant to understand stress, resilience, and the ways in which one can convert his/her negative emotions and distressfulness into positive emotions to boost resilience. The significance of discussion on building resilience is explained well by Dean M. Bekher in Harvard Business Review, as “More than education, more than experience, more than training, a person’s level of resilience will determine who succeeds and who fails. That’s true in the cancer ward, it’s true in the Olympics, and it’s true in the boardroom.” The article lends many concepts from well-reputed published materials by credible scholars and sources like Harvard Business Review.

The authors define resilience as the process to adapt well in the face of hardships, traumatic situations, tragedies, threats, or any other significant sources of stress. Biological meaning of resilience is presented as the ability to modulate and constructively harness the stress response, which enhances physical and mental health. The author adds that chronic stress damages the immune system thus introducing various health problems and unhealthy behaviors. The authors limit the concept of resilience to discuss the ways of how to build and enhance resilience. The authors refer to the book “The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges” for finding various avenues of resilience building. The book also discusses the Emotional Resilience that is based on the positive and reasonable outlook that accepting challenges and supportive to the social networks.

Kind of error:

  1. In the first paragraph, I missed to mention the type of research. This is a common mistake done by new writers who fail to attribute or reference the work of others. I should have mentioned that this is not my primary research but I have studied research literature for the purpose.
  2. I feel that, the second paragraph serves the purpose of explaining the relevance so it is my understanding that it was not an error. Kindly correct me if I am still not clear.
  3. Punctuation errors were corrected in paragraph 2. This type of error often occurs in a hurry. Punctuation errors can be avoided by carefully reading the passage at least two times. Secondly, the Microsoft word offers facility to identify such errors and gives suggestions to correct them.