Coping: The Psychology of What Works

Coping: The Psychology of What Works


most folk take the method of coping without any consideration as they move approximately their day-by-day actions. in lots of methods, coping is like respiring, an automated procedure requiring no obvious attempt. although, whilst humans face actually threatening events--what psychologists name stressors--they develop into aware of the coping technique and reply by means of consciously employing their daily coping talents. Coping is a primary mental strategy, and people's abilities are commensurately subtle. This quantity builds on people's strengths and emphasizes their position as confident copers. It beneficial properties concepts for fighting mental difficulties and breaks from the conventional examine strategy, that is modeled on medication and specializes in pathology and remedy. amassing either award-winning examine and new findings, this booklet may perhaps set the time table for study on rigidity and coping for the following century.

These provocative and readable essays discover a number of subject matters, together with fact negotiation, confessing via writing, emotional intelligence, optimism, desire, mastery-oriented pondering, and extra. not like standard self-help books to be had at any newsstand, this quantity beneficial properties the paintings of a few of the main eminent researchers within the box. but like these books it really is written for the final reader, in addition to for the expert, and contains a variety of functional feedback and methods. it is going to turn out a useful software for quite a lot of readers.

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