After the genocide in Rwanda: humanistic perspectives on social processes of post-conflict posttraumatic growth

Joseph, Stephen (2017) After the genocide in Rwanda: humanistic perspectives on social processes of post-conflict posttraumatic growth. Humanistic Psychologist . ISSN 0887-3267

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Abstract

The aim was to contribute to an understanding of social processes of post-conflict healing, reconciliation and development, by reflecting on what lessons might be taken from posttraumatic growth research to inform trauma practitioners and researchers in Rwanda. Following a theoretical discussion on the implicit assumptions, limitations and dangers of imposing ideas from Western psychology, it is concluded that we might be best advised to turn to humanistic psychology with its person-centered stance of recognizing that it is the people themselves who will be their own best experts.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1037/hum0000088
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2018 14:22
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2018 08:30
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/49438

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