Industrial Deals Books Gift Guide Books Gift Guide Shop Men's Athletic Shoes Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Adele egg_2015 Fire TV Stick Beauty Deals Gifts Under $50 Amazon Gift Card Offer minions minions minions  Amazon Echo Starting at $84.99 Kindle Black Friday Deals BestoftheYear Shop Now HTL
Shattered Assumptions: Towards a New Psychology of Trauma and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Buy Used
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by S2XR
Condition: Used: Very Good
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Shattered Assumptions Hardcover – April 1, 1992

6 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
$7.19 $5.13

Explore these professional and everyday Psychology resources from Wiley.
Featured Psychology Resources
Explore these professional and everyday psychology resources from Wiley. Learn more.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Ronnie Janoff-Bulman, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with current research focusing on morality, particularly the motivational bases of different moral perspectives. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Hero Quick Promo
Holiday Deals in Kindle Books
Save up to 85% on more than 1,000 Kindle Books. These deals are valid until November 30, 2015. Learn more

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press; First Edition edition (April 1, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0029160154
  • ISBN-13: 978-0029160152
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #991,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See all 6 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Lovelace on May 3, 2000
Format: Hardcover
who: 1. Wants a basic, cognitive foundation in understanding how personal schemas, or ways of looking at and interpreting the world, are formed; 2. How change that causes us to question our basic assumptions that a. The world is benevolent, b. The world is meaningful, and c. The self is worthy -- can lead to psychological trauma including uneasy heightened physiological responses, feelings of anxiety, and a confrontation with the illusion that we are immune to death. Janoff-Bulman argues that the "adjustment of survivors rests largely" on their level of disillusionment and whether they despair or remain hopeful after a traumatic experience. The author does a quite adequte job of explaining the personal benefits of working through the trauma and learning to cope with change, and explaining why the ones we love the most are sometimes the least helpful, or even harmful, in supporting us in developing a new self and world view. Instead of just leaving us there, the author continues by telling us how others can be helpful in different ways and the fact that no one person can "be everything" or sole supporter of a traumatized individual. Finally, we are given a criteria for "ordinary levels of effective functioning" that can be used to gauge recovery. Perhaps the most valuable portion of this book, though, are the extensive Notes and Listing of References that help one to expand their research into trauma effects and recovery. The negative of this book is the author's overindulgance in rehashing psychotherapy's classic view of dissociative states as, the least,counterproductive to recovery, and, at most proof of psychosis.Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Timothy L. Boschen on July 24, 2002
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Janoff-Bulman describes what happens to a person, male or female, when dealing with sudden life-disrupting events. The two greatest "assumptions" or basic beliefs assaulted by trauma are that the world is safe and that I am a valuable asset in it. She speaks to victims and therapists alike in non-clinical terms that are healing and educational. Therapists could easily recommend this book to persons surviving traumatic events.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By TwoWheelFree on April 1, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I highly recommend this book for anyone that either professionally works with trauma survivors or is a survivor themselves. I am a person coming to terms with my life as a child in a violent family situation and the physical injuries I received some forty years ago. I found my inner thoughts and feelings being expressed on the pages of this book as if she had interviewed me!! Often she expressed what I had been feeling but had not quite found the words to express. It was definitely a cathartic experience reading this book. If you are a survivor like me, you may experience wild swings of emotion as you read this book.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse