Junior member research assistant, Jasmine, gave her first Journal Club Presentation on Bereavement, Religion, and Posttraumatic Growth: A Matched Control Group Investigation. Journal Club allows our research assistants to present a PTG article of their interest to the lab and challenge their research skills. Jasmine’s chosen article found that bereaved individuals had higher religiousness and PTG than those that experienced another type of traumatic event. In fact, those that lost someone violently (ex. car crash, suicide, murder) reported more PTG and distress than those that lost someone to natural causes (ex. old age or sickness).
To read more about this study, click the link below.
Bereavement, Religion, and Posttraumatic Growth : A Matched Control Group Investigation