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Finding a Secret Garden in Trauma Research

WithJennifer J. Freyd, Anne P. DePrince

This chapter discusses diversity in the context of the 1998 Meeting on Trauma and Cognitive Science, and the future of traumatic stress studies. The fields of trauma and cognitive science have the potential to influence and inform one another when boundaries between traditionally segregated domains of academic pursuit are crossed. The chapter provides a model for addressing problems from different perspectives, paradigms, and intellectual traditions. The future success of traumatic stress studies, and particularly the melding of cognitive science and traumatic stress, will depend upon ever increasing collaboration between scientists, scholars, and thinkers with diverse backgrounds. Trauma affects humanity-not any one particular subset of people, but all of humanity. The future success of traumatic stress studies, and particularly the melding of cognitive science and traumatic stress, will depend upon ever increasing collaboration between scientists, scholars, and thinkers with diverse backgrounds.