Learning to Cope: Developing as a Person in Complex Societies

Hardcover | June 3, 1999

EditorErica Frydenberg

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There are many stressful factors in modern society affecting young people. Much has been written about adult coping strategies, but relatively little has been written about the developmental aspects and issues surrounding this topic. As well as providing a much-needed theoretical framework,this book evaluates practical applications and programmes, signposts to what works and what does not work. As such, it will be useful to developmental psychologists, social scientists, educators, and those involved in child welfare.

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There are many stressful factors in modern society affecting young people. Much has been written about adult coping strategies, but relatively little has been written about the developmental aspects and issues surrounding this topic. As well as providing a much-needed theoretical framework,this book evaluates practical applications and...

Erica Frydenberg is at University of Melbourne.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:June 3, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198503180

ISBN - 13:9780198503187

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Table of Contents

Theoretical Overview1. E. Frydenberg: Understanding coping: Towards a comprehensive theoretical frameworkDevelopment2. M. Prior: Resilience and coping: The role of individual temperament3. R. Saljo: Learning to cope: A discursive perspective4. S. Moore: Sexuality and adolescence: A suitable case for coping5. M. Argyle: Coping with peopleFamily6. D. Edgar: Families as the crucible of competence in a changing social ecology7. S. Chambers: Family talk and the long term implications on young children's development and coping8. S. Dreman: The experience of divorce and separation in the family: A dynamic systems perspectiveSchool9. M. Boekaerts: Coping in context: Goal frustration and goal ambivalence in relation to academic and interpersonal goals10. S. Opotow, M. Deutsch: Learning to cope with conflict and violence: How schools can help youth11. L. Mann, I. Friedman: Decision making and coping in adolescence12. S. Christenson, E. Brooke Carroll: Strengthening the family school partnership through Check and ConnectPeers and Community13. S. Dornbusch, J. Laird, R. Crosnoe: Parental and school resources that assist adolescents in coping with negative peer influences14. S. Rolling, W. Anderson, Ro Buncher: Coping in children and adolescents: A Prevention model for helping kids avoid or reduce at-risk behaviour15. Orla Muldoon, Ed Cairns: Children, young people and war: Learning to copeThe way forward: Future research16. E. Frydenberg: Learning to cope - constructing research agendas