Dec. 14, 2021 – “Everyday Trauma is an engaging book that informs the reader about the brain and bodily processes underlying emotional trauma, as well as effective treatments for the consequences of trauma. Tracey Shors, a highly recognized neuroscientist, presents the scientific evidence clearly and crisply and buttresses the findings with fascinating personal stories. Anyone interested in understanding emotional trauma should have this book.”
―James L. McGaugh, author of Memory and Emotions

“An accessible, exciting and valuable description of a complex and important issue in mental health: the effects of trauma/stress on depression and anxiety –particularly in women―as mediated by ruminative thought patterns. It draws from many diverse areas of research and presents a beautifully developed analysis suggesting the value of specific mental and physical (MAP) activities to increase resilience to trauma: Fascinating from a research perspective; potentially important in all of our lives!”
―Caroline Blanchard, Emeritus Professor, University of Hawaii

About the Author

Tracey Shors, Ph.D., is a distinguished professor in behavioral and systems neuroscience and a member of the Center for Collaborative Neuroscience at Rutgers University. She is also vice chair and director of graduate studies in the department of psychology. Dr. Shors has published more than 140 scientific articles, including reports in Nature, Nature Neuroscience, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, and Science, and her work has been featured in Scientific American, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and on NPR and CNN. She has been at Rutgers University for more than twenty years.