Coping with Stress: Commonsense Strategies

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The dynamics of 21st century life have created a social environment full of stressful situations. This book provides a comprehensive look at what professionals know about coping with stress, drawing upon statistical analysis to assert which methods of coping seem to be effective and which do not. This work begins with a discussion of the nature of stress, and looks at the effects of stress in daily life. The study then turns to the ways psychologists conceptualize, measure and study coping mechanisms, and to ...
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Overview

The dynamics of 21st century life have created a social environment full of stressful situations. This book provides a comprehensive look at what professionals know about coping with stress, drawing upon statistical analysis to assert which methods of coping seem to be effective and which do not. This work begins with a discussion of the nature of stress, and looks at the effects of stress in daily life. The study then turns to the ways psychologists conceptualize, measure and study coping mechanisms, and to specific techniques, concentrating on those that have proven to be most effective, such as improving basic interpersonal skills and polishing defense maneuvers for dealing with stress. For individuals considering professional help, the final chapters present some basic information about medications, psychotherapy and alternative medicine approaches.

About the Author:
Psychologist Paul R. Robbins practiced psychotherapy in Silver Spring, Maryland for many years

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786428755
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/12/2007
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Pages: 207
  • Sales rank: 1,043,553
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Psychologist Paul R. Robbins practiced psychotherapy in Silver Spring, Maryland for many years. He has had a long career as a researcher, publishing numerous scientific papers in psychological and psychiatric journals and is the author of 17 books, among them the Choice Outstanding Academic Title Romantic Relationships.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     1
Some Basics About Stress     5
A Psychological Analysis of Coping Behaviors: What Do We Mean by Coping and How Do We Measure and Study It?     33
Things to Avoid     53
Better Ways of Reducing Stress     77
Improving Your Relationship Skills     105
Defenses, Deliberate and Unconscious     120
When Should You Consider Professional Help?     130
Using Prescription Drugs to Cope with Stress     137
Psychotherapy     142
Some Alternative Approaches to Controlling Stress     154
The Goal: Improving Self-efficacy     159
Putting It All Together     162
Chapter Notes     175
Bibliography     181
Index     193
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