Post-Traumatic Growth

To learn more about the topics presented in the PBS documentary “Choosing Wisdom”, please explore the resources below.



  1. Calhoun LG, Tedeschi RG. Facilitating Posttraumatic Growth: A Clinician’s Guide. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 1999.
  2. Calhoun LG, Tedeschi RG. (Eds.). The Handbook of Posttraumatic Growth: Research and Practice. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers, 2006.
  3. Calhoun LG, Tedeschi RG. Posttraumatic Growth in Clinical Practice. Routledge, forthcoming.
  4. Tedeschi RG, Calhoun LG. Trauma and Transformation: Growing in the Aftermath of Suffering. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1995.
  5. Tedeschi RG, Park CL, & Calhoun LG (Eds.). Posttraumatic Growth: Positive Changes in the Aftermath of Crisis (pp.1-14). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 1998.

Articles & Book Chapters

  1. Calhoun LG, Cann A, Tedeschi RG. The posttraumatic growth model: Socio-cultural considerations. In T. Weiss & R. Berger (Eds.), Posttraumatic Growth and Culturally Competent Practice (pp.1-14). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010.
  2. Calhoun LG, Tedeschi RG. The foundations of posttraumatic growth: new considerations. Psychol Inquiry 2004;15:93-102.
  3. Cann A, Calhoun LG, Tedeschi RG, Kilmer RP, Gil-Rivas V, Vishnevsky T, Danhauer SC. The Core Beliefs Inventory: a brief measure of disruption in the assumptive world. Anxiety Stress Coping 2010;23:19-34.
  4. Cann A, Calhoun LG, Tedeschi RG, Taku K, Vishnevsky T, Triplett KN, Danhauer SC. A short form of the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory. Anxiety Stress Coping 2010;23:127-137.
  5. Tedeschi RG, Calhoun LG. Beyond the concept of recovery: growth and the experience of loss. Death Stud 2008;32:27-39.
  6. Tedeschi RG, Calhoun L. The Posttraumatic Growth Inventory: measuring the positive legacy of trauma. J Traumatic Stress 1996;9:455-471.
  7. Tedeschi R, Calhoun L. Posttraumatic growth: conceptual foundations and empirical evidence. Psychol Inquiry 2004;15:1-18.