My name is Kanako Taku. I am an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. I am teaching several courses, such as personality and statistics, in the Department of Psychology and I have a research lab, FF-PTG (Free Form PTG), that studies human experiences, including the phenomenon of posttraumatic growth. Since 2008, we have conducted research on how people change psychologically, cognitively, socially, and spiritually after trauma and stressful life events. Although I have engaged in a comprehensive study of the process occurring in the aftermath of trauma, my line of research has centered on the construct of posttraumatic growth, positive psychological changes experienced as the result of the struggle with major life crises or traumatic event. As of 2020, we have expanded our topics that include emotions, anxiety, tipping points, and so on.
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