by David B. Feldman, Ph.D. & Lee Daniel Kravetz
"In Supersurvivors, Feldman and Kravetz create an inspiring narrative that elegantly integrates compelling personal stories, evidence-based conclusions, myth busting, and their keen insights to help solve a core problem of human nature: How some of us bounce back from disaster and adversity to thrive while creating even more vibrant lives. Learn those secrets here. Read on."
- Philip Zimbardo, Ph.D.,Stanford University Professor Emeritus and New York Times Bestselling author of The Lucifer Effect
Starting where resiliency leaves off, a psychology researcher and a journalist explore the science of remarkable accomplishment in the wake of trauma.
Over four billion people worldwide will survive a trauma during their lives. Some will experience severe post-traumatic stress. Most will eventually recover and return to life as normal. But sometimes, survivors do more than bounce back. Sometimes they bounce forward.
These are the supersurvivors--individuals who not only rebuild their lives, but also thrive and grow in ways never previously imagined. David B. Feldman and Lee Daniel Kravetz look beyond the tenets of traditional psychology for a deeper understanding of the strength of the human spirit. What they find is often counterintuitive--how certain delusions can be healthy, why forgiveness may be good for the body as well as the soul, and why reflecting on death can lead to a better life. The authors interviewed dozens of men and women whose stories serve as the counterpoint to the latest scientific findings. Feldman and Kravetz weave these extraordinary narratives with the research, creating an emotionally compelling and thought-provoking look at what is possible in the face of human tragedy. Supersurvivors will reset our thinking about how we deal with challenges, no matter how big or small.