Autobiographical integration of trauma memories and repressive coping predict post-traumatic stress symptoms in undergraduate students.

@article{Smeets2010AutobiographicalIO,
  title={Autobiographical integration of trauma memories and repressive coping predict post-traumatic stress symptoms in undergraduate students.},
  author={Tom J. M. Smeets and Timo Giesbrecht and Linsey Raymaekers and Julia Shaw and Harald Merckelbach},
  journal={Clinical psychology & psychotherapy},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={211-8}
}
What differentiates those who are able to adapt well to adverse life events (i.e., persons who are resilient) from those who are not (e.g., persons who develop post-traumatic stress symptoms)? Previous work suggests that enhanced autobiographical integration of trauma memories is associated with more severe post-traumatic stress symptoms. Extending this line of work, the present study looked at whether the integration of trauma memories, repressive coping and cognitive reactivity are related to… CONTINUE READING