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Embitterment

Societal, psychological, and clinical perspectives

Editors: Linden, Michael, Maercker, Andreas (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive overview over the current state of knowledge regarding the phenomenon of embitterment and its different aspects
  • Written by international pioneers in the field of embitterment research
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Embitterment is a distinct state of mood known to everyone. It can be seen in the context of exceptional though “normal” negative life events. It is an emotional reaction e.g. to humiliation, to being severely disappointed by others, or to violations of basic values. Embitterment is accompanied by other emotions like feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, poor moods and a lack of drive, and aggression towards oneself and others. It can end in suicide or even murder-suicide and in a distinct pathological state known as “Posttraumatic Embitterment Disorder (PTED)”. But despite the high prevalence rates, the detrimental effects on individuals and its forensic and societal importance, embitterment has yet to receive due scientific attention.
In this book pioneers in embitterment research summarize the current knowledge on embitterment, its triggers, phenomenology and consequences. The work is intended to stimulate international debate and to contribute to a better understanding of embitterment and a deeper appreciation of the impact of exceptional but normal negative life events on psychological well-being.

About the authors

Prof. Dr.med. Dipl.Psych Michael Linden, Head of Research Group Psychosomatic Rehabilitation, Charité, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Maercker, Head of Department of Psychopathology and Clinical Intervention, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Linden, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • Embitterment — a larger perspective on a forgotten emotion

    Znoj, Hansjörg

    Pages 5-16

  • Hope and embitterment

    Schrank, Beate (et al.)

    Pages 17-29

  • Embitterment — from the perspective of justice psychology

    Dalbert, Claudia

    Pages 30-41

  • Revenge after trauma: Theoretical outline

    Gäbler, Ira (et al.)

    Pages 42-69

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-211-99741-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-211-99740-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7091-1728-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Embitterment
Book Subtitle
Societal, psychological, and clinical perspectives
Editors
  • Michael Linden
  • Andreas Maercker
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Vienna
eBook ISBN
978-3-211-99741-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-211-99741-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-211-99740-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1728-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 328
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