Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Rhoades, G. F. 2010. Trauma Psychology. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Trauma may be seen as an insult or assault to the body of an individual resulting in a long-standing injury. Trauma may also be seen as a psychologically distressing event that is outside the range of usual human experience, often involving a sense of intense fear, terror, and helplessness. Trauma psychology is the study and treatment of emotional wounds or shocks that may create substantial, lasting damage to a person's psychological development and state of well-being.
- psychological first aid;