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#25: Trauma

Monday, April 6, 2015

Since its inception, psychology has struggled with understanding and treating trauma. Freud was one of the first to become particularly interested in trauma in the wake of World War I, observing the psychological illness present in veterans returning home. The overwhelming experiences of intense dread and horror the soldiers endured created invisible scars, and he […]

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What’s Love Got to Do with It? Theodicy, Trauma, and Divine Love

Monday, July 27, 2015

Is God’s love of any material benefit to trauma survivors, particularly to survivors of sexualized violence?

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A Story of Stars and Violence

Monday, July 20, 2015

A story of a student waking up to the genocidal conquest that founded her country and the contemporary reenactments of this violence.

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A Birdman Habitat: Heroics and the Mundane

Monday, July 13, 2015

A character study examining the human desire for permanence and importance apart from normative life in Birdman.

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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 file photo, parts of Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp, are seen from a helicopter in northern Kenya. Security officials in Kenya say attackers ambushed a convoy of aid workers Friday, June 29, 2012 at Dadaab near the Somali border and kidnapped international and Kenyan workers. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

When Helpers Get Sick: Making Meaning after Secondary Trauma

Monday, July 6, 2015

A college intern interviews torture survivors for the United Nations in a refugee camp and finds herself struggling with secondary trauma.

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Making Culture in the Consumption Echo-Chamber

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

This piece explores the social psychology of judgment, how this affects our evaluation of film, and how such influences might be mined for their theological significance.

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