Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Evolution of Psychopathology Conference

EconferenceThis April, PTG lab member Whitney attended the The Evolution of Psychopathology Conference at Meadow Brook hall, Oakland University (Link to the program: EvolPsychopathology-Program-2016).

At the conference Whitey presented her research poster Strength Versus Compassion: Cultural Disparities in Personal Growth. In addition, Whitney was able to special with other researchers, network with professionals, and further her knowledge of Psychology.

This was a great start to upcoming conferences in the next couple months.

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PTG By Drs. Tedeschi and Calhoun

Posttraumatic growth (PTG) is defined as positive psychological changes experienced as a result of the struggle with a major life crisis or a traumatic event. Lawrence G. Calhoun and Richard G. Tedeschi are two of the pioneers in the research and theory on PTG. These amazing researchers are sharing their wealth of knowledge and interesting findings in YouTube videos.

To learn more about posttraumatic growth and these world renown researchers check out the additional videos by clicking below:

History of PTG Lawrence Calhoun 

Soaringwords Interview Dr. Richard Tedeschi

The amazing research of Calhoun & Tedeschi 

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Accomplishments from Lab member Whitney

Whitney is the only Ph.D. student in the PTG lab. This is Whitney’s second semester in the lab and keeps exciting us with all of her accomplishments.IMG_6007.JPG.jpg

  • Whitney has been quoted in the Oakland post regarding animals and stress relief.
  • Whitney’s abstract on Compassion versus Strength: cultural disparities in personal growth has been accepted to present at the MPA conference in Chicago this May 2016.
  • Whitney’s poster has been excepted by the Evolution of Psychopathology Conference.
  • Her other study about the developmental perspectives on PTG has been been accepted to present at the APA conference in Colorado this August 2016.
  • She received two internal grants (research grant and travel grant) so far!

The lab is excited to see Whitney’s further accomplishments in the PTG lab!

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