Positive Change Following Trauma and Adversity: A Review

@article{Linley2004PositiveCF,
  title={Positive Change Following Trauma and Adversity: A Review},
  author={P. Linley and S. Joseph},
  journal={Journal of Traumatic Stress},
  year={2004},
  volume={17},
  pages={11-21}
}
Empirical studies (n = 39) that documented positive change following trauma and adversity (e.g., posttraumatic growth, stress-related growth, perceived benefit, thriving; collectively described as adversarial growth) were reviewed. The review indicated that cognitive appraisal variables (threat, harm, and controllability), problem-focused, acceptance and positive reinterpretation coping, optimism, religion, cognitive processing, and positive affect were consistently associated with adversarial… Expand
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