Growing Apart: A Longitudinal Assessment of the Relation Between Post-traumatic Growth and Loneliness Among Combat Veterans

About the Course:

The negative consequences of traumatic experiences are well documented in the literature and includes such difficulties as PTSD, substance abuse, premature mortality, and suicidality. An emerging area of research as it pertains to traumatic stress reactions is that of positive psychology, and more specifically, posttraumatic growth. Most would consider posttraumatic growth to be inherently positive, but the research suggests that it can have both beneficial and detrimental effects. This article presents findings of a study that examined the association between posttraumatic growth and loneliness in a cohort of combat veterans of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Publication Date:

Frontiers in Psychology, 9 2018


Jacob Y. Stein, PhD

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers who work with veterans. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the development of positive psychology and its applications.

  2. Describe the construct of posttraumatic growth.

  3. Describe the relevant results of the present study.

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Course Number: 102347
Credit Hours: 1cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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Format: Online Article
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