Positive adaptation to trauma: Wisdom as both process and outcome
UNSPECIFIED. (2003) Positive adaptation to trauma: Wisdom as both process and outcome. JOURNAL OF TRAUMATIC STRESS, 16 (6). pp. 601-610. ISSN 0894-9867Full text not available from this repository.
Positive adaptation to psychological trauma and wisdom both have a rich history in European literature and philosophy. Although the literature on posttraumatic growth has recognized the possibility of wisdom as an outcome of adaptation, its role in the process of adaptation has been neglected. A theoretical framework is presented that conceptualizes three dimensions of wisdom as crucial to an understanding of the role it can play in posttraumatic positive adaptation. These dimensions are the recognition and management of uncertainty; the integration of affect and cognition; and the recognition and acceptance of human limitation. The role of these dimensions in the process and outcome of traumatic adaptation is considered, together with limitations of the framework and directions for future research.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF TRAUMATIC STRESS|
|Publisher:||KLUWER ACADEMIC/PLENUM PUBL|
|Official Date:||December 2003|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 601-610|
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