Shattered Assumptions

Author: Ronnie Janoff-Bulman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451603729
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This book investigates the psychology of victimization. It shows how fundamental assumptions about the world's meaningfulness and benevolence are shattered by traumatic events, and how victims become subject to self-blame in an attempt to accommodate brutality. The book is aimed at all those who for personal or professional reasons seek to understand what psychological trauma is and how to recover from it.

Shattered Assumptions

Author: Ronnie Janoff-Bulman
Publisher: Free Press
ISBN: 9780743236256
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This is the first book to illuminate the general psychological processes underlying responses to all traumas - past work has focused only on a single type, such as bereavement or rape. With the larger theoretical framework provided here, we can solve the larger puzzle - understanding not only the impact of overwhelming life events, but also the numerous coping processes that occur in the aftermath of trauma.

Loss of the Assumptive World

Author: Jeffrey Kauffman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135451389
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The assumptive world concept is a psychological principle of the conservation of human reality or "culture" - it is a lens for seeing the psychological disturbances that occur in times of change. In this collection, the authors examine the assumptive world from diverse theoretical perspectives, providing the reader with an array of different viewpoints illuminating the concept and its clinical usefulness.

Why God

Author: Burton Z. Cooper
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780804207317
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This book is a sensitive inquiry for anyone who has ever suffered and who wants to think through it theologically. It is a compassionate resource for coming to grips with pain, suffering, and evil.

Memory Trauma and World Politics

Author: D. Bell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023062748X
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Memory, Trauma and World Politics focuses on the effect that the memory of traumatic episodes (especially war and genocide) has on shaping contemporary political identities. Theoretically sophisticated and empirically rich, this book is an incisive treatment of the ways in which the study of social memory can inform global politics analysis.

Coping

Author: C. R. Snyder
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 0195119347
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The award-winning research described in this volume emphasizes the role of people as positive copers. Written by leading experts and including new findings, these provocative essays may well set the agenda for research on stress and coping for the next century.

Can God Be Trusted

Author: John G. Stackhouse, Jr.
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830828869
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In a world riddled with disappointment, malice and tragedy, what rationale do we have for believing in a benevolent God? In this book, John Stackhouse explores how great thinkers have grappled with this question - from Buddha, Confucius, Augustine, Hume and Luther to C. S. Lewis. Without brushing aside the serious problems posed by a God who allows incurable diseases, natural disasters and senseless crimes to bring misery into our lives, Stackhouse boldly affirms that this world is the world we actually need. Finally, he points to Christian revelation which promises the transformation of suffering into joy as the best guide to God's dealings with the world. Market/Audience General readers wanting an in-depth overview of evil Those interested in apologetics Endorsements "John Stackhouse . . . reduces the tangled issue to one fundamental question " Is God trustworthy? " and offers a careful, wise and well-argued answer." - Philip Yancey, author of Where Is God When It Hurts? "John Stackhouse . . . [addresses] the problem of evil with theological sophistication, historical depth, and philosophical precision." - The Christian Century Features and Benefits A classic statement updated throughout Reorganized for easier reading New material added on Jesus and his responses to evil Added a full chapter First InterVarsity Press edition

The Trauma Myth

Author: Susan A. Clancy
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458772241
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Few would argue that the experience of sexual abuse is deeply traumatic for a child. But in this explosive new book, psychologist Susan Clancy reports on years of research and contends that it is not the abuse itself that causes trauma, but rather the narrative that is later imposed on the abuse experience. Clancy demonstrates that the most common feeling victims report is not fear or panic, but confusion. Because children don't understand sexual encounters in the same ways adults do, they normally accommodate their perpetrators - something they feel intensely ashamed about as adults. The professional assumptions about the nature of childhood trauma can harm victims by reinforcing these feelings. Survivors are thus victimized not only by their abusers but also by the industry dedicated to helping them. Path-breaking and controversial, The Trauma Myth empowers survivors to tell their own stories and radically reshapes our understanding of abuse and its aftermath.

Handbook of Posttraumatic Growth

Author: Lawrence G. Calhoun
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317778006
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Posttraumatic growth is an area in which investigations are now being undertaken in many different parts of the world. The view that individuals can be changed--sometimes in radically good ways--by their struggle with trauma is ancient and widespread. However, the systematic focus by scholars and clinicians on the possibilities for growth from the struggle with crisis is relatively recent. There are now a growing number of studies and scholarly papers on the antecedents, correlates, and consequences of posttraumatic growth, and there are also theoretical models that can help guide the research further. It is clear, however, that this phenomenon is not yet well understood. The Handbook of Posttraumatic Growth: Research and Practice provides both clinicians and researchers with a comprehensive and up-to-date view of what has been done so far. In addition, it uses the foundations of what has been done to provide suggestions for the next useful steps to take in understanding posttraumatic growth. The book offers contributions of important and influential scholars representing a wide array of perspectives of posttraumatic growth. This volume serves as an impetus for additional work, both in the academic aspects and in the possibilities for clinical applications of posttraumatic growth. This Handbook will appeal to students, practitioners, and researchers working in a broad array of disciplines and human services.