Re traumatic events central to understanding the causation of post-traumatic stress, as the name implies?

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Referencing Requirements:

Core Text:

Kring, A.M., Johnson S.L., Davison, G.C., & Neale, J.M. (2013). Abnormal psychology, (12th Edition) New York: Wiley.
suggested readings:

suggested readings:

Adams, P.R. & Adams, G.R. (1984). Mount Saint Helens Ashfall: Evidence for a disaster stress reaction. American Psychologist, 39, 3, 252-260.
Breh, D.C. & Seidler, G.H. (2007). Is peritraumatic dissociation a risk factor for PTSD? Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 8, 1, 53-69.
Brewin, C.R., Andrews, B. & Valentine, J.D. (2000). Meta-analysis of risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder in trauma-exposed adults, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 4, 748-66.
Card, J.J. (1987). Epidemiology of PTSD in a national cohort of Vietnam veterans. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 43, 1, 6-17.
Green, B.L., Grace, M.C., Lindy, J.D., Titchener, J.L. & Lindy, J.G. (1983). Levels of functional impairment following a civilian disaster: The Beverly Hills supper club fire. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 51, 4, 573-580.
Hodgkinson, P.E. & Stewart, M. (1998). Coping with Catastrophe: A Handbook of Post-disaster Psychological Aftercare. (2nd Ed.) London: Routledge.
Joseph, S., Yule, W. & Williams, R.M. (1997). Understanding post traumatic stress: A psychosocial perspective on PTSD and treatment. London: Wiley.
McFarlane, A.C. (1989). The aetiology of post-traumatic morbidity: Predisposing, precipitating and perpetuating factors. British Journal of Psychiatry, 154, 221-228. (see library photocopy collection)
McKenzie, C.D. & Wright, L.S. (1996). Delayed post-traumatic stress disorder. New York: Harwood.
McLean, L.I., McDermott, M.R. & May, C. (2000). Method of delivery & subjective distress: Womenas emotional responses to childbirth practices. Journal of Reproductive & Infant Psychology, 18, 2, 153-162.
Nader, K.O., Pynoos, R.S., Fairbanks, L.A., Al-Ajeel, M. et al (1993) A preliminary study of PTSD and grief among the children of Kuwait following the Gulf crisis. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 32, 4, 407-416.
National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence (2005) NICEa guidelines on PTSD: CG26
Orner, R.J. (1992). Post-traumatic stress disorders and European war veterans. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 31, 387-403.
Ozer, E.J., Best, S.R., Lipsey. T.L. & Weiss. D.S. (2003). Predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder and in symptoms in adults: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 129, 1, 52-73.
Parkinson, F. (1993). Post-trauma stress. London: Sheldon Press.
Porter, M. & Haslam, N. (2001). Forced displacement in Yugoslavia: A meta-analysis of psychological consequences and their moderators, Journal of Traumatic Stress, 14, 4, 817-834.
Peterson, K.C. (1991). Post-traumatic stress disorder: A clinicians guide. New York: Plenum Press.
Scott, M.J. & Stradling, S.G. (1994). Post-traumatic stress disorder without the trauma. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 33, 71-74.
Taylor, S.E. (1988). Illusion and well-being: A social psychological perspective on mental health. Psychological Bulletin, 103, 193-210.
Taylor, S.E. (1989) Positive illusions: Creative self-deception & the healthy mind. New York: Basic Books.
Thompson, J. (1985). Psychological aspects of nuclear war. Leicester: British Psychological Society.
Wardi, D. (1992). Memorial candles: Children of the holocaust. London: Routledge.
Yalom, I.D. (1989). Loves executioner and other tales of psychotherapy. London: Penguin. (See Chapter 5 I never thought it would happen to me)
Zimbardo, P., McDermott, M.R., Jansz, J. & Metaal, N. (1995). Psychology, A European Text. London: Harper Collins. [see: Chapter 14, Abnormal Psychology, pp. 539-541 re. opening case (Estonia ferry disaster) and analysis; & Chapter, 11, Health Psychology, pp.425-427].