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Post-Traumatic Growth Is a Pandemic Silver Lining

Released Tuesday, 6th April 2021
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Learn about how caregivers may experience “post-traumatic growth” from the pandemic; why the UK has one of the world’s most memorable postcode systems; and how researchers witnessed the birth and development of a completely new language: Idioma de Señas de Nicaragua. 

Survey suggests most caregivers have experienced "post-traumatic growth" from the pandemic by Kelsey Donk
Study identifies “post-traumatic growth” emerging from COVID-19 lockdowns. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-02/uo… 
Collier, L. (2016). Growth after trauma. American Psychological Association. https://www.apa.org/monitor/2016/11/growth-trauma 
Stallard, P., Pereira, A. I., & Barros, L. (2021). Post-traumatic growth during the COVID-19 pandemic in carers of children in Portugal and the UK: cross-sectional online survey. BJPsych Open, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.1192/bjo.2021.1 

Cognitive psychologists are why the UK has one of the most memorable postcode systems by Steffie Drucker
Postcodes are easier to remember than wedding anniversaries, birthdays, phone numbers and bank account details, Royal Mail reveals. (2016). Poweredbypaf.com. https://www.poweredbypaf.com/postcodes-are-easier-… 
Postcodes | The Postal Museum. (2020, February 12). The Postal Museum. https://web.archive.org/web/20210212050240/https:/… 
Quality and longevity | The Psychologist. (2016). Bps.org.uk. https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-29/july/… 
Smith, M. (2021, February 10). Why are UK postcodes so memorable? - Marc Smith - Medium. Medium; Medium. https://psychologymarc.medium.com/why-are-uk-postc… 

Researchers Have Witnessed the Birth and Development of a Completely New Language by Arika Okrent
Shoshi Parks. (2018, July 13). How Deaf Children in Nicaragua Created a New Language. Atlas Obscura; Atlas Obscura. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/what-is-nica… 
‌The origin of Nicaraguan Sign Language tells us a lot about language creation. (2020). The World from PRX. https://www.pri.org/stories/2020-09-29/origin-nica… 
‌In Nicaragua, a Language Is Born. (2004, September 17). Scientific American. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/in-nica… 

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