Posttraumatic Growth : Conceptual Foundations and Empirical Evidence

  title={Posttraumatic Growth : Conceptual Foundations and Empirical Evidence},
  author={Richard G. Tedeschi and Lawrence G. Calhoun},
notions involving the general purpose and meaning of the person 's existence. Such threats to the assumptive world are accompanied by significant levels of psychological distress. Extending our seismic metaphor, cognitive processing and restructuring may be comparable to the physical rebuilding that occurs after an earthquake. The physical structures can be designed to be more resistant to shocks in the future, as the community learns from the earthquake what has withstood the shaking and what… CONTINUE READING
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