Shattered Assumptions

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 15, 2010 - Psychology - 272 pages
This book investigates the psychology of victimization. It shows how fundamental assumptions about the world's meaningfulness and benevolence are shattered by traumatic events, and how victims become subject to self-blame in an attempt to accommodate brutality. The book is aimed at all those who for personal or professional reasons seek to understand what psychological trauma is and how to recover from it.

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Cognitive Conservatism and Resistance to Change
Trauma and the Terror of Our Own Fragility
Disillusionment and Change in the Assumptive
Processing the Powerful New Data
The Crucial Role of Other
Some Final Thoughts

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Page 3 - For the philosophy which is so important in each of us is not a technical matter; it is our more or less dumb sense of what life honestly and deeply means.

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Ronnie Janoff-Bulman, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with current research focusing on morality, particularly the motivational bases of different moral perspectives.

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