Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tolkien and Post-Traumatic Growth

Happy Armistice Day!

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One veteran of World War I--J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings series--used his traumatic experiences in the war to create amazing works of literature. Hank Green calls it "post-traumatic growth". Green explains it in this fascinating episode of Crash Course Psychology: