Posttraumatic Growth: Positive Changes in the Aftermath of Crisis
The phenomenon of positive personal change following devastating events has been recognized since ancient times but given little attention by contemporary psychologists and psychiatrists. In recent years, evidence from diverse fields has converged to suggest the reality and pervasive importance of the processes the editors sum up as posttraumatic growth. This volume offers a comprehensive overview of these processes. Overcoming the challenges of life’s worst experiences can catalyze new opportunities for individual and social development. Learning about persons who discover or create the perception of positive change in their lives may shed light on the problems of those who continue to suffer.