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

Joseph, Stephen (2018) After the genocide in Rwanda: humanistic perspectives on social processes of post-conflict posttraumatic growth. Humanistic Psychologist, 46 (3). pp. 245-257. 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.

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Additional Information: ©American Psychological Association, 2018. This paper is not the copy of record and may not exactly replicate the authoritative document published in the APA journal. Please do not copy or cite without author's permission. The final article is available, upon publication, at: doi:10.1037/hum0000088.
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: 22 Oct 2018 12:15
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/49438

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