Coping: The Psychology of What Works / Edition 1 by C. R. Snyder | 9780195119343 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Coping: The Psychology of What Works / Edition 1

Coping: The Psychology of What Works / Edition 1

by C. R. Snyder
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195119347

ISBN-13: 9780195119343

Pub. Date: 03/25/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Most people take the process of coping for granted as they go about their daily activities. In many ways, coping is like breathing, an automatic process requiring no apparent effort. However, when people face truly threatening events—what psychologists call stressors—they become acutely aware of the coping process and respond by consciously applying their

Overview

Most people take the process of coping for granted as they go about their daily activities. In many ways, coping is like breathing, an automatic process requiring no apparent effort. However, when people face truly threatening events—what psychologists call stressors—they become acutely aware of the coping process and respond by consciously applying their day-to-day coping skills. Coping is a fundamental psychological process, and people's skills are commensurately sophisticated. This volume builds on people's strengths and emphasizes their role as positive copers. It features techniques for preventing psychological problems and breaks from the traditional research approach, which is modeled on medicine and focuses on pathology and treatment. Collecting both award-winning research and new findings, this book may well set the agenda for research on stress and coping for the next century.

These provocative and readable essays explore a variety of topics, including reality negotiation, confessing through writing, emotional intelligence, optimism, hope, mastery-oriented thinking, and more. Unlike typical self-help books available at any newsstand, this volume features the work of some of the most eminent researchers in the field. Yet like those books it is written for the general reader, as well as for the specialist, and includes numerous practical suggestions and techniques. It will prove an invaluable tool for a wide range of readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195119343
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/25/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile:
1420L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1. Coping: Where Have You Been?, C.R. Snyder and Beth L. Dinoff
2. Reality Negotiation and Coping: The Social Construction of Silk Purses from Sows' Ears, Raymond L.Higgins and Ruth Q. Leibowitz
n 3 Coping and Ego Depletion, Roy F. Baumeister, Jon E. Faber, and Harry M. Wallace
4. Sharing One's Story: Translating Emotional Experiences into Words as a Coping Tool, Joshua M. Smyth and James W. Pennebaker
5. Focusing on Emotion: An Adaptive Coping Strategy, Annette L. Stanton and Rob Franz
6. Personality, Affectivity, and Coping, David Watson, James P. David, and Jerry Suls
7. Coping Intelligently: Emotional Intelligence and the Coping Process, Peter Salovey, Brian T. Bedell, Jerusha B. Detweiler, and John D. Mayer
8. Learned Optimism in Children, Andrew Shatté, Karen Reivich, Jane E. Gillham, and Martin E. P. Seligman
9. Optimism, Charles S. Carver and Michael F. Scheier
10. Hoping, C. R. Snyder, Jen Cheavens, and Scott T. Michael
11. Mastery-Oriented Thinking, Carol S. Dweck and Lisa A. Sorich
12. Coping with Catastrophes and Catastrophizing, Christopher Peterson and Christina H. Moon
13. Finding Benefits in Adversity, Howard Tennen and Glenn Affleck
14. Rebuilding Shattered Assumptions After Traumatic Life Events: Coping Processes and Outcomes, Ronnie Janoff-Bulman
15. Coping: Where Are You Going?, C. R. Snyder

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