A new social paradigm for trauma research
What happens when a person survives a traumatic event such as war, sexual assault, a devastating earthquake or a car crash? Some people may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Others undergo post-traumatic growth (PTG) in which they develop and grow stronger because of their trauma. To better understand this, the EU-funded SIMTIC project will develop a new social paradigm for trauma research. It will examine physiological, clinical and socio-political consequences of stress and trauma that result from changes in the nature, extent and quality of social identities. It will consider whether loss of social identities causes PTSD and whether gaining social identities can support health and growth. It will also examine how trauma related change in social identities can be linked to socio-political attitudes and activism.
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