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The social psychology of responses to trauma: social identity pathways associated with divergent traumatic responses

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dc.contributor.author Muldoon, Orla T.
dc.contributor.author Haslam, S. Alexander
dc.contributor.author Haslam, Catherine
dc.contributor.author Cruwys, Tegan
dc.contributor.author Kearns, Michelle
dc.contributor.author Jetten, Jolanda
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-14T11:23:19Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-14T11:23:19Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8523
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Research in clinical psychology and social psychiatry has highlighted the importance of social factors for outcomes following trauma. In this review, we speak to this issue in two ways. First, we highlight the value of a social identity framework for understanding the experience and impact of psychological trauma. Second, we draw on the Social Identity Model of Identity Change (SIMIC) to understand reactions to trauma. Specifically, we show (a) that negative responses to trauma are more apparent where trauma serves to undermine valued social identities; (b) that people prove more resilient in the face of trauma when valued social identities can be maintained or new social identities developed; and (c) that where old or new positive identities are reinvigorated or extend the self, this can be a basis for post-traumatic growth. We conclude by discussing the implications of this model for practice, and emphasise the importance of social identity management in the aftermath of trauma. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries European Review of Social Psychology;30(1),pp. 311-348
dc.subject Social identity en_US
dc.subject social identity change en_US
dc.subject trauma en_US
dc.subject post traumatic en_US
dc.subject post traumatic stress disorder en_US
dc.title The social psychology of responses to trauma: social identity pathways associated with divergent traumatic responses en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/10463283.2020.1711628
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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