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Posttraumatic Growth: Conceptual Foundations and Empirical Evidence

  title={Posttraumatic Growth: Conceptual Foundations and Empirical Evidence},
  author={Richard G. Tedeschi and Lawrence G. Calhoun},
This article describes the concept of posttraumnatic growth, its conceptual founda tions, and supporting empirical evidence. Posttraumatic growth is the experience of positive change that occurs as a result of the struggle with highly challenging life cri ses. It is nmanifested in a variety of ways, including an increased appreciation for life in general, more meaningful interpersonal relationships, an increased sense ofpersonal strength, changed priorities, and a richer existential and… 

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