Lab members Lauren, Jenna, Velinka, Kyle, and Shelby attended the 25th annual session of the Meeting of Minds Undergraduate Research Conference in the Oakland Center at Oakland University on May 12th. This conference gives undergraduate students of all disciplines and majors from Oakland University, the University of Michigan – Dearborn, and the University of Michigan – Flint, the opportunity to share their scholarly and creative works through presentations.
Lauren and Jenna presented their project titled, Does Childhood Trauma Inhibit the Ability to Perceive Growth in Adulthood? The results of this project found no significant differences between adults who experience trauma in childhood and adulthood, and adults who experience trauma only in adulthood. This suggests that, while experiencing childhood trauma may not inhibit growth, it may provide more time to undergo important processes associated with posttraumatic growth.
Shelby and Kyle presented their project titled, Which source of social support is more predictive of growth over time? The results of this project suggest that receiving social support from a special person significantly predicts posttraumatic growth in the relating to other domain in adolescents. This highlights that clinicians should understand the importance of support from a special person for adolescents.
Jenna and Velinka presented their project titled, One Construct, Two Measures: Exploring the Relationship Between the CD-RISC and the BRS. The results of this project suggest a large overlap between two measures of resilience, developed from the same definition of resilience. For more details on these projects, be sure to keep an eye out for the PTG Lab members’ work in the 2017 Meeting of Minds Journal!