Intelligence as a resource of coping with post-traumatic stress

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Abstract

The present work is devoted to the study of intelligence as one of the coping resources to overcome the effects of post-traumatic stress arising from participation in hostilities. The study shows that general intelligence negatively correlates with the severity of symptoms of post-traumatic stress. The level of intelligence is the mediating link between the level of severity of post-traumatic stress and the level of neuroticism, thus, the level of general intelligence as a resource for coping with stress is a critical factor for the individuals with high negative emotionality.

General Information

Keywords: posttraumatic stress, intelligence, neuroticism

Journal rubric: Psychology of Personality

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Lochekhina L.I., Padun M.A. Intelligence as a resource of coping with post-traumatic stress . Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2012. Vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 32–43. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Lyudmila I. Lochekhina, Medical Psychologist, Clinican and Expert Narcological Department, Arkhangelsk Region Psychoneurologic Dispensary, Doctoral Candidate in Psychology, Laboratory of Posttraumatic Stress Psychology, Institute of Psychology, RAS, Russia, e-mail: lochehina@mail.ru

Maria A. Padun, PhD in Psychology, Senior Research Assistant, Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9876-4791, e-mail: maria_padun@inbox.ru

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