Challenging Definitions of Psychological Trauma: Connecting Racial Microaggressions and Traumatic Stress

  title={Challenging Definitions of Psychological Trauma: Connecting Racial Microaggressions and Traumatic Stress},
  author={Kevin Leo Yabut Nadal and Tanya Erazo and Rukiya King},
While previous studies have found significant relationships between racial microagressions, depression, and anxiety, few studies have examined the effects of racial microaggressions on traumatic stress. Furthermore, although trauma has been traditionally conceptualized as psychophysiological reactions to life-threatening events, the notion of racial trauma has been excluded, despite resulting in similar symptomatology. The current study utilized a correlational, cross-sectional design with a… 

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