Posttraumatic Growth reworks and overhauls the seminal 2006 Handbook of Posttraumatic Growth. It provides a wide range of answers to questions concerning knowledge of posttraumatic growth (PTG) theory, its synthesis and contrast with other theories and models, and its applications in diverse settings. The book starts with an overview of the history, components, and outcomes of PTG. Next, chapters review quantitative, qualitative, and cross-cultural research on PTG, including in relation to cognitive function, identity formation, cross-national and gender differences, and similarities and differences between adults and children. The final section shows readers how to facilitate optimal outcomes with PTG at the level of the individual, the group, the community, and society.

part II|58 pages

Posttraumatic Growth Research

part III|61 pages


chapter 16|18 pages

Intervention Models for Posttraumatic Growth

chapter 17|18 pages

Posttraumatic Growth Beyond the Individual

chapter 19|6 pages

Non-Posttraumatic Growth

chapter 20|3 pages

Final Considerations