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Posttraumatic Events

-What are some significant components of the findings of Peterson et al.?
-To what degree do these findings relate to other personality theories.

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(1) What are some significant components of the findings of Peterson et al.?

The findings in this study were based on Posttraumatic growth, and assessing difficulties resulting from exposure to potentially traumatic events (Peterson, Park, Pole, Andrea, & Seligman, 2008. The study involved classifying strengths of character associated with Posttraumatic events... The components of posttraumatic growth used in the study were identified by Tedeschi and Calhoun (1995 as cited in Peterson et al) included: (1) improved relationships with others [kindness, love], (2) openness to new possibilities [curiosity, creativity, love of learning], (3) greater appreciation of life [appreciation of beauty, gratitude, zest], (4) enhanced personal strengths [bravery, honesty, perseverance], and (5) spiritual development t [religiousness]. Peterson et al hypothesized that the strengths of character reflecting posttraumatic growth would be associated with the occurrence of specific posttraumatic events. The traumatic events reported most often were: (a) life-threatening (32%), (b) Sexual ...

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This solution discusses strengths and character associated related to post traumatic events.

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