Welcome to Season 2, Episode 4 of Fandom Cracked! In today’s episode, your hosts discuss what it might take to psychologically survive a zombie apocalypse (a.k.a. “a zompocalypse”). Your hosts will look at various characters in the show “The Walking Dead,” using the concepts of the diathesis-stress model and resiliency as frameworks for analyzing how these characters have psychologically survived thus far in the series.
- Diathesis-Stress Model – A psychological theory that posits that a person’s psychological symptoms are a result of a combination of of having a predisposition to developing those symptoms and encountering a stressor significant enough to trigger the symptoms. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diathesis%E2%80%93stress_model)
- Resiliency – the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress. (http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/road-resilience.aspx)
- Horticultural Therapy – A form of therapy that utilizes gardening in treatment (for more information on this type of therapy, visit http://ahta.org/)