Coping with Stress: Effective People and Processes

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C. R. Snyder
Oxford University Press, May 3, 2001 - Social Science - 336 pages
This is a companion volume to Coping: The Psychology of What Works, which is also edited by Snyder. This second book includes chapters by some of the most well known clinical and health psychologists and covers some of the newest and most provocative topics currently under study in the area of coping. The contributors address the key questions in this literature: Why do some of us learn from hardship and life's stressors? And why do others fail and succumb to depression, anxiety, and even suicide? What are the adaptive patterns and behaviors of those who do well in spite of the obstacles that are thrown their way? The chapters will look at exercise as a way of coping with stress, body imaging, the use of humor, forgiveness, control of hostile thoughts, ethnicity and coping, sexism and coping aging and relationships, constructing a coherent life story, personal spirituality, and personal growth.
 

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Contents

1 Dr Seuss the Coping Machine and Oh the Places Youll Go
3
Conquering Procrastination
30
A Narrative Perspective on Resilience
47
4 The Humor Solution
68
5 Forgiving
93
Terror Management and Mismanagement
114
The LifeSkills Approach
137
A Cognitive Approach to Coping Through Comparison with Other Persons
154
Attending to the Right Things
178
10 Dealing with Secrets
196
Similar and Different?
222
The Activity Solution
240
The Bar Mitzvah Karma and Spiritual Healing
259
Two Against One
285
Index
303
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