This book investigates the psychology of victimization. It shows how fundamental assumptions about the world's meaningfulness and benevolence are shattered by traumatic events, and how victims become subject to self-blame in an attempt to accommodate brutality. The book is aimed at all those who for personal or professional reasons seek to understand what psychological trauma is and how to recover from it.
Ronnie Janoff-Bulman, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with current research focusing on morality, particularly the motivational bases of different moral perspectives.
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