Coping with Stress: Effective People and Processes

Hardcover | March 15, 2001

EditorC. R. Snyder

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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 ofcoping. 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 obstaclesthat 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, andpersonal growth.

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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 ofcoping. The contributors address the key qu...

C. R. Snyder is at University of Kansas, Lawrence.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:March 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface1. C. R. Snyder and Kimberley Pulvers: Dr. Seuss, the Coping Machine, and "Oh the Places Will Can Go"2. Joseph R. Ferrari: Getting Things Done on Time: Conquering Procrastination3. Robert Neimeyer and Heidi Levitt: Coping and Coherence: a Narrative Perspective on Resilience4. Herbert M. Lefcourt: The Humor Solution5. Michael E. McCullough: Forgiving6. Tom Pyszczynski et al.: Coping with the Inevitability of Death: Terror Management and Mismanagement7. Redford B. Williams and Virginia P. Williams: Managing Hostile Thoughts, Feelings, and Actions: the Lifeskills Approach8. Thomas Ashby Wills and James M. Sandy: Comparing Favorably: a Cognitive Approach to Coping through Comparison with Other Persons9. Nancy A. Hamilton and Rick E. Ingram: Self-Focused Attention and Coping: Attending to the Right Things10. Anita E. Kelly: Dealing with Secrets11. Edward C. Chang: A Look at the Coping Strategies and Styles of Asian Americans: Similar and Different?12. Gail Williamson and W. Keith Dooley: Aging and Coping: the Activity Solution13. Kenneth I. Pargament, Margaret M. Poloma, and Nalini Tarakeshwar: Methods of Coping from the Religions of the World: Healing, Karma, and the Bar Mitzvah14. C. R. Snyder and Kimberley Pulvers: Patterns of Coping