The PTG Lab Welcomes Two New Members!

img_5361The PTG lab is excited to welcome Kyle this upcoming Fall 2016 semester. Kyle is currently a junior at Oakland University and is majoring in psychology and minoring in Christian studies. He joined the PTG lab because he finds posttraumatic growth to be a more positive approach to trauma and something that should be studied more in-depth. He has an interest in how PTG affects spirituality and plans on studying how an individual experiences spiritual growth as a result of a traumatic event. After graduating from Oakland, Kyle plans on going to graduate school to obtain a masters in clinical psychology. Kyle can be reached at


The fall 2016 semester, the PTG is also welcoming new lab member, Jenna. Jenna is currently a junior at Oakland University and is double majoring in Psychology and Writing & Rhetoric. She joined the PTG lab because of her passion for helping people who suffer from PTSD. In particular, Jenna isinterested in examining how rumination promotes post traumatic growth, and what implications this could have for the treatment of those suffering from PTSD, as well as other stress-related disorders. Upon graduation from Oakland University, she plans to pursue graduate studies in Psychology with the ultimate goal of establishing a career in research. Jenna can be reached at

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