As part of the Risk Project, our team has been researching self reported positive psychological changes that are attributed to having experienced a trauma. We have examined the relationship of posttraumatic growth to posttraumatic stress, global psychological distress, religiosity and religious coping, as well as other health and behavioral variables.

Publications:

Lowe, S. R., Manove, E. E., & Rhodes, J. E. (2013). Posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth among low-income mothers who survived Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81(5), 877-889. doi: 10.1037/a0033252.

Chan, C. & Rhodes, J. (2013). Religious coping, posttraumatic stress, psychological distress, and posttraumatic growth among female survivors four years after Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26, 257-265. doi:10.1002/jts.21801.