Positive Adjustment to Threatening Events: An Organismic Valuing Theory of Growth through Adversity

@article{Joseph2005PositiveAT,
  title={Positive Adjustment to Threatening Events: An Organismic Valuing Theory of Growth through Adversity},
  author={S. Joseph and P. Linley},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={9},
  pages={262 - 280}
}
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 leads to the states of intrusion and avoidance that are characteristic of cognitive-emotional processing after trauma. The theory posits 3 possible outcomes of this cognitive-emotional processing, namely, assimilation, negative accommodation, and positive accommodation. The theory shows how the… Expand
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