This chapter provides an overview of my research programme on the relations between perceived control and adjustment to traumatic events, including victimisation. I will begin with a review of some early research on attributions and then describe a new model of perceived control and the development of a new measure of perceived control. I will then review some findings regarding whether the relations between control and adjustment differ as a function of characteristics of the person or event. Finally, I will describe an online intervention we are developing that is designed to increase perceived control over stressful and traumatic events.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Justice for Victims|
|Subtitle of host publication||Perspectives on Rights, Transition and Reconciliation|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2014|