... The present article is inserted into the studies on the effectiveness of the emotional disclosure of traumatic events. 39 women
students were assigned to three experimental conditions: to write on a same trauma, to write about different traumas, and to write
on trivial affaires. As dependent variabl ...
Human growth and development g p
... friends. Cognitive changes include rapid mental growth with
a greater ability
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environment around them instead of being self-centered.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Most people experience
... Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Most people experience events in their life which they consider stressful. When an event is
exceptionally stressful it may be called a trauma. What usually makes an experience traumatic is a sense
of horror, helplessness, serious injury, or the threat of physica ...
Business Ethics to Economic growth
... As society changes, so do the organizations which are its substance. The
contemporary set of guidelines or principles governing company actions are
generally concerned with creating the correct public image, and anything likely to
create a bad press is avoided at all cost. There are plenty of pressu ...
A Conversation About PTSD - Two Towns
... to our loved ones is a necessary part of healing. We thank
your family members and loved ones for their
understanding, support and sacrifice. We send them
Connections Between Ancient Philosophies and
... traumatized individuals. Those with secondary trauma have not directly experienced a traumatic event, but rather have
acquired characteristic trauma symptoms
resulting from exposure to a traumatized
person. While the symptoms of STSD are
similar to those of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), they ...
Psychological therapies for post
... The entry criterion (Criterion A) for the
diagnosis of PTSD (DSM±IV; American
Psychiatric Association, 1994) defines traumatic stressors (as opposed to ordinarily
unpleasant stressors) as the witnessing of,
or experiencing, threat to life or severe
injury to the self, or to a significant other.
Growth without Scale Effects
... tion (as opposed to imitative) process increases rates of innovation
One of the crucial characteristics of inventive activity identified
by Gilfillan, the existence of both fixed and variable costs, has been
elegantly set forth by Romer in two recent papers (1990a, 1990b).
Romer argues t ...
1. Problems in analyzing economic development
... organisations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the International Labour
Organization (ILO), and the United Nations Economic and Social Committee (UNESCO)
started to collect data on their member states on a large scale. It was a matter of time before
these data became available in more ...
Learn about PTSD
... How long does PTSD last?
PTSD symptoms usually appear very soon after a trauma. For about 70% of people, these
symptoms go away on their own in the weeks and months after the trauma. For some (about
30%), the symptoms can last for many years. For some individuals, PTSD symptoms can stay at
a fairly ...
– External: positive experiences from people
and organizations in the environment
(support, empowerment, use of time,
Post-traumatic growth (PTG) or benefit finding refers to positive psychological change experienced as a result of adversity and other challenges in order to rise to a higher level of functioning. These sets of circumstances represent significant challenges to the adaptive resources of the individual, and pose significant challenges to individuals' way of understanding the world and their place in it. Posttraumatic growth is not about returning to the same life as it was previously experienced before a period of traumatic suffering; but rather it is about undergoing significant 'life-changing' psychological shifts in thinking and relating to the world, that contribute to a personal process of change, that is deeply meaningful. It is often characterized by decreased reactivity and faster recovery in response to similar stressors in the future. This occurs as a result of exposure to the event and subsequent learning. It is associated with the Positive Psychology movement. The term was coined by psychologists Richard G. Tedeschi and Lawrence G. Calhoun at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the mid-nineties. According to Tedeschi as many as 90 percent of survivors report at least one aspect of posttraumatic growth, such as a renewed appreciation for life. Traditional psychology’s equivalent to thriving is resilience, which is reaching the previous level of functioning before a trauma, stressor, or challenge. The difference between resilience and thriving is the recovery point. Thriving goes above and beyond resilience. Thriving finds benefits within challenges.