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Exploring the Psychological Benefits of Hardship : a Critical Reassessment of Posttraumatic Growth

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Exploring the Psychological Benefits of Hardship : a Critical Reassessment of Posttraumatic Growth
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Exploring the Psychological Benefits of Hardship
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a Critical Reassessment of Posttraumatic Growth
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eng
Summary
Can adversity lead to enduring positive change across the lifespan? Providing a thoughtful and considered exploration of this question, 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. Broadly, this argument is put forward in five progressive sections. Beginning by giving a conceptual and interdisciplinary overview of posttraumatic growth as a phenomenon, the volume then reviews the current academic conceptualization of posttraumatic growth and makes a case for a 'reset' in the research. The next section maintains that posttraumatic growth is in fact a form of positive personality change and should be analyzed using personality science methodology. Using positive personality change as a theoretical foundation for posttraumatic growth, the following two sections look at posttraumatic growth in context. It is explored both in the long term, such as in the development of reflective knowledge and wisdom, and in specific situations such as with refugees in Sri Lanka and survivors of the Rwandan genocide. Lastly, Exploring the Psychological Benefits of Hardship: A Critical Reassessment of Posttraumatic Growth concludes by offering recommendations for scholars and researchers that will improve the quality of research on posttraumatic growth, and will advance this important and worthy field
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Jayawickreme, Eranda
Dewey number
150
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no index present
LC call number
BF1-990
Literary form
non fiction
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Blackie, Laura E. R
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SpringerBriefs in Psychology
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  • Psychology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Psychology
  • Psychometrics
  • Personality
  • Social psychology
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychological Methods/Evaluation
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Exploring the Psychological Benefits of Hardship : a Critical Reassessment of Posttraumatic Growth
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Publication
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online resource
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgements; Contents; Author's Note; 1 Introduction: What Are the True Benefits of Adversity?; References; 2 Contemporary Understandings of Posttraumatic Growth; Psychological Perspectives on Posttraumatic Growth; Evidence for Posttraumatic Growth; References; 3 Can We Trust Current Findings on Posttraumatic Growth?; What Do We Really Know About Posttraumatic Growth?; Conceptualizing Posttraumatic Growth as Positive Personality Change; Can We Expect Changes in the Big 5 Following Trauma?; Does Perceived Posttraumatic Growth Reflect a Personality Characteristic?
  • Conclusion: Many Unanswered Critical QuestionsReferences; 4 Methodologies for the Study of Posttraumatic Growth: Some New Directions; Corroborating Reports of Self-perceived Posttraumatic Growth; Assessing Posttraumatic Growth at the Daily Level; References; 5 Exploring the Long-Term Benefits of Adversity: What Is Posttraumatic Wisdom?; Is There Reason to Believe People Become Wiser Following Adversity?; What Is Wisdom? A Brief Overview of Psychological Accounts; Unanswered Questions on How Wisdom May Develop Through Adversity; Identifying the "Wise Profile."
  • Some Foundational Questions to Address in Studying Wisdom Following AdversityReferences; 6 Employing the Tools of Growth: The Example of Displaced Populations; How Has Refugee Mental Health Been Studied?; Criticizing Prevailing Approaches to Refugee Mental Health; From Victims to Survivors: Recognizing Individuals' Agency; The Value of Growth-Focused Models in Improving Refugee Mental Health; Toward an Integrative Approach to Refugee Mental Health; References; 7 Conclusion: Posttraumatic Growth: A Worthy Idea Poorly Studied
  • Highlight the Unique Limitations of Retrospective Self-perceived Measures of Posttraumatic GrowthExamine Situational Contingencies of Daily Posttraumatic Growth; Achieve Greater Clarity of the Role of Clinical Trauma Versus Adversity in Posttraumatic Growth; Study Posttraumatic Growth as a Developmental Phenomenon and Focus of a Broader Set of "Character Skills"; Obtain Measurements Over and Above Self-reports When Conducting Posttraumatic Growth Research; Develop Evidence-Based Interventions That Enable Survivors of Adversity to Recover Successful from Their Experiences; References; Index
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unknown
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1 online resource (83 pages).
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online
Isbn
9783319479897
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
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  • SPR961454388
  • ocn961454388
Label
Exploring the Psychological Benefits of Hardship : a Critical Reassessment of Posttraumatic Growth
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgements; Contents; Author's Note; 1 Introduction: What Are the True Benefits of Adversity?; References; 2 Contemporary Understandings of Posttraumatic Growth; Psychological Perspectives on Posttraumatic Growth; Evidence for Posttraumatic Growth; References; 3 Can We Trust Current Findings on Posttraumatic Growth?; What Do We Really Know About Posttraumatic Growth?; Conceptualizing Posttraumatic Growth as Positive Personality Change; Can We Expect Changes in the Big 5 Following Trauma?; Does Perceived Posttraumatic Growth Reflect a Personality Characteristic?
  • Conclusion: Many Unanswered Critical QuestionsReferences; 4 Methodologies for the Study of Posttraumatic Growth: Some New Directions; Corroborating Reports of Self-perceived Posttraumatic Growth; Assessing Posttraumatic Growth at the Daily Level; References; 5 Exploring the Long-Term Benefits of Adversity: What Is Posttraumatic Wisdom?; Is There Reason to Believe People Become Wiser Following Adversity?; What Is Wisdom? A Brief Overview of Psychological Accounts; Unanswered Questions on How Wisdom May Develop Through Adversity; Identifying the "Wise Profile."
  • Some Foundational Questions to Address in Studying Wisdom Following AdversityReferences; 6 Employing the Tools of Growth: The Example of Displaced Populations; How Has Refugee Mental Health Been Studied?; Criticizing Prevailing Approaches to Refugee Mental Health; From Victims to Survivors: Recognizing Individuals' Agency; The Value of Growth-Focused Models in Improving Refugee Mental Health; Toward an Integrative Approach to Refugee Mental Health; References; 7 Conclusion: Posttraumatic Growth: A Worthy Idea Poorly Studied
  • Highlight the Unique Limitations of Retrospective Self-perceived Measures of Posttraumatic GrowthExamine Situational Contingencies of Daily Posttraumatic Growth; Achieve Greater Clarity of the Role of Clinical Trauma Versus Adversity in Posttraumatic Growth; Study Posttraumatic Growth as a Developmental Phenomenon and Focus of a Broader Set of "Character Skills"; Obtain Measurements Over and Above Self-reports When Conducting Posttraumatic Growth Research; Develop Evidence-Based Interventions That Enable Survivors of Adversity to Recover Successful from Their Experiences; References; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (83 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319479897
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • SPR961454388
  • ocn961454388

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