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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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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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They Do Not Realize We Are Bringing Them the Plague

Monday, June 29, 2015

Theology is one of the ways in which we repress anxiety, and though repression often produces fictitious ideas that do not work, the anxiety it covers does not lie.

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Welcome To Earth

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

How a documentary film that simulates an encounter with an alien life form may be challenging to our theological sensibilities.

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Trauma and the Technology of Participation

Monday, June 15, 2015

As technological advance sells users on increasing personal power and protection from trauma, Christians must consider the idolatrous potential of buying in.

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