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    What is psychological trauma? Trauma is a term used in every day language to define a stressful event. Comprehending traumatic events, however, is concerned with the stress that overwhelms an individuals capability to cope with a particular event. As a result, a traumatic situation leads to psychological trauma in which the individual may feel physically, emotionally, and cognitively overwhelmed. As Blaum suggests, “Catastrophes such as the Holocaust and the World Wars involve shock, strain, and screen trauma, with cumulative individual and group traumatization” (Blum, 67). Proceeding the events, denial and shock are common responses from survivors. The term trauma has been explained as “an experience of hypnotic imitation and identification…

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    Psychological trauma is not a tangible damage, it is a damage of the mind, and one that can persist throughout short to extended periods of time. Trauma can affect at different levels, at an individual of course, but also at a widespread socio-cultural one, a trauma that resides in the collective consciousness of a people, as exemplified by the effects on the Irish people due to the great famine. Significant trauma can cause a great degree of mental anguish, distress, fear and general hardship…

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    Article Review 1 Misurell, J., Springer, C., Acosta, L., Liotta, L., & Kranzler, A. (2014). Game-based cognitive–behavioral therapy individual model (GB-CBT-IM) for child sexual abuse: A preliminary outcome study. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, And Policy, 6(3), 250-258. doi:10.1037/a0033411 The research in this article is targeted towards children between four and seventeen who have experienced sexual abuse. Researchers were trying to find out if using a certain method…

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    EMDR Therapy is one of many forms of therapy used to treat symptoms suffered by trauma patients. It has provided conclusive evidence of its effectiveness in lessening trauma patient’s mental ability to regain a healthy mental state after their experience(s). “EMDR Therapy incorporates elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy with eye movements or other forms of rhythmic, left-right stimulation. These back-and-forth eye movements are thought to work by “unfreezing” traumatic memories, allowing…

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    Adolescents who experienced childhood sexual abuse are likely to experience psychological trauma. Several studies have confirmed that there is a relationship between CSA and experiencing psychological trauma, also known as psychological injury. Psychological injury includes “major depressive disorder, dysthymia, generalized anxiety disorder, and phobic disorders, which may manifest themselves in the short-term and/or become chronic” (Amado et al., 2015, p. 50). Ivanov, Platonova, and…

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    The main purpose of this research is to test the hypothesis that psychological trauma can be a predictive factor of criminal sentiments. There are several related studies about the subject in other countries, but their focus is on the antisocial personality, criminal behavior and not on the cognition. Also in the Philippines, there is a very limited number of studies conducted that are related to the relationship between psychological trauma and antisocial personality, but there is not even one…

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    Like the growing population of students in urban areas, in New York City many of the students identify as an African American. Race is prevalent to the development of personality, code of values and factors into a person’s development of self-esteem view of future career options. “Psychological trauma is a type of damage to the psyche that occurs as a result of a severely distressing event,” furthermore trauma is defined as, “frequent violation of the person's familiar ideas about the world and…

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    What Is Trauma?

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    Trauma, a term derived from the Greek term for ‘wound’. Terrifying or emotionally disturbing events and situations may create an outcome of a psychological wound (trauma). Traumatic events are distressing incidents, that interfere with an individual’s daily life. These may be threatening towards a person’s life, psychological or physical health. Each individual human, has a different reaction to similar situations. The same one event may have polar opposite reactions by different people. The…

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    Experience Of Trauma

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    experience of trauma is an unavoidable and common feature of life. Epidemiological studies indicate that most adults and children will experience at least one potentially traumatic event in their life (Mancini & Bonanno, 2010). When these events occur, individuals respond in a variety of ways. Further implications highlight the need for additional research focusing on measuring individual differences in people’s responses to the traumatic event (Mancini & Bonnano, 2010). Trauma is a widely…

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    Americans have developed a condition named American Indian Historical Trauma (AIHT). There is many various types of traumas that people could suffer from, but AIHT is specifically for Native Americans that suffer from the horrid past of their people. Some people may find AIHT as an exaggerated form of another illness, but AIHT is a proven condition that has serious consequences. Even though it is usually overlooked, AIHT can be found in many fictional works. To see how American Indian…

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