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Positive Adjustment to Threatening Events: An Organismic Valuing Theory of Growth through Adversity
A positive psychological theory of growth through adversity is proposed. The organismic valuing theory of growth through adversity posits an intrinsic motivation toward growth, showing how this leadsExpand
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A substantial literature testifies to the potential negative effects of therapy work on therapists. However, little is known about the potential positive effects of this work. The present studyExpand
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Positive psychology in practice
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Religion, spirituality, and posttraumatic growth: a systematic review
A search of the published literature identified 11 empirical studies that reported links between religion, spirituality, and posttraumatic growth. A review of these 11 studies produced three mainExpand
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Trauma, recovery, and growth: Positive psychological perspectives on posttraumatic stress.
Preface. Contributors. Part I: Toward An Integrative Positive Psychology of Posttraumatic Experience. 1. Positive Psychological Perspectives on Posttraumatic Stress: An Integrative PsychosocialExpand
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Post-traumatic stress disorder following childbirth: current issues and recommendations for future research
Background. An increasing body of research shows that a proportion of women experience significant symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following childbirth. Aims and method. AnExpand
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Changes in outlook following disaster: The preliminary development of a measure to assess positive and negative responses
Although the introduction of PTSD (APA, 1980, 1987) has fueled much interest into the psychological sequelae of disaster, little attention has been paid to the more existential changes in outlookExpand
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Peer victimization and its relationship to self-concept and depression among schoolgirls
Bullying is thought to be a widespread phenomenon in schools, one which often has serious psychological consequences for those who are victimized. There is a need, therefore, to identify thoseExpand
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Positive Therapy: A Meta-Theory for Positive Psychological Practice
The Positive Psychology Movement and Positive Therapy. Positive Psychology, Fundamental Assumptions, and Values. The Organismic Valuing Process and Person-centred Theories. Client-centred Therapy andExpand
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Qualified therapists’ experience of personal therapy
Abstract Recent work shows that the majority of therapists strongly value personal therapy for what it can bring to their professional practice, and for personal development. The aim of this studyExpand
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