Introduction

  • Rolf J. Kleber
  • Charles R. Figley
  • Berthold P. R. Gersons
Part of the The Plenum Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)

Abstract

Trauma goes beyond the individual. It has a far wider context. We interpret war, loss, violence, and disasters in ways shaped by our culture, by our society, and by its values and norms. We cope with serious life events in ways provided and approved by our surroundings.

Keywords

Traumatic Event Posttraumatic Stress Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Traumatic Experience Traumatic Stress 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rolf J. Kleber
    • 1
  • Charles R. Figley
    • 2
  • Berthold P. R. Gersons
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Clinical and Health PsychologyUtrecht University, and Institute for PsychotraumaUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Psychosocial Stress Research ProgramFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA
  3. 3.Division of PsychiatryAcademic Medical HospitalAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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