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Exploring the psychological benefits of hardship : a critical reassessment of posttraumatic growth

Author: Eranda Jayawickreme; Laura E R Blackie
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2016] ©2016
Series: SpringerBriefs in psychology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents a critical reassessment of posttraumatic growth, based on correcting prior theoretical and methodological limitations in the current research. Its core argument is that posttraumatic growth should be reconceptualized as positive personality change, and thus should be studied using novel methodological approaches from the field of personality psychology.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eranda Jayawickreme; Laura E R Blackie
ISBN: 9783319479873 3319479873
OCLC Number: 959034540
Description: ix, 77 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : what are the true benefits of adversity? --
Contemporary understandings of posttraumatic growth --
Can we trust current findings on posttraumatic growth? --
Methodologies for the study of posttraumatic growth : some new directions --
Exploring the long-term benefits of adversity : what is posttraumatic wisdom? --
Exploring the tools of growth: the example of displaced populations --
Conclusion: posttraumatic growth: a worthy idea poorly studied.
Series Title: SpringerBriefs in psychology.
Responsibility: Eranda Jayawickreme, Laura E.R. Blackie.

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Using positive personality change as a theoretical foundation for posttraumatic growth, the following two sections look at posttraumatic growth in context.  Read more...

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