What Doesn't Kill Us: The New Psychology of Posttraumatic Growth

What Doesn't Kill Us: The New Psychology of Posttraumatic Growth


For the earlier two decades, pioneering psychologist Stephen Joseph has labored with survivors of trauma. His experiences have yielded a startling discovery: wide selection of tense events—from disease, divorce, separation, attack, and bereavement to injuries, ordinary failures, and terrorism—can act as catalysts for optimistic switch. Boldly hard the normal knowledge approximately trauma and its aftermath, Joseph demonstrates that instead of ruining one’s existence, a aggravating occasion can truly increase it.

Drawing at the knowledge of historical philosophers, the insights of evolutionary biologists, and the optimism of confident psychologists, What Doesn’t Kill Us unearths how we all can navigate switch and adversity— anxious or otherwise—to locate new which means, objective, and course in life.

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