Research Interest

Our research has centered on the construct of posttraumatic growth.

Posttraumatic growth is defined as positive psychological changes experienced as the result of the struggle with major life crises or traumatic events.

[Current Research Interests]

  • Process and Outcome of Posttraumatic Growth, resilience, and Life-Long Development
  • Emotional and Cognitive Processing Following Trauma and impactful Life Events
  • Cultural Influences on Trauma-Related Beliefs, Attitudes, and Behaviors
  • Authentic and Illusory aspects of Posttraumatic Growth
  • Resiliency and PTG in Physicians and Medical Students
  • Developing a Psycho-Educational Intervention Program of PTG

[Additional Research Topics we are interested in or currently studying in our lab]

  • Anger
  • Altruism
  • Discrimination
  • Resilience
  • Eudaimonic well-being
  • Stigma
  • Anonymity (e.g., cyber bullying)
  • Personality change (e.g., dark personality, HEXACO)
  • Blame
  • Negative capability
  • Revenge
  • Happiness
  • Wisdom
  • Traditional and Modern type of depression
  • Medical mishaps


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