Handbook of Coping: Theory, Research, Applications / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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"...how a man rallies to life's challenges and weathers its stormstells everything of who he is and all that he is likely to become."—St. Augustine
It has long been understood that how a person adjusts to lifestresses is a major component of his or her ability to lead afulfilling life. Yet it wasn't until the 1960s that coping became adiscrete topic of psychological inquiry. Since then, coping hasrisen to a position of prominence in the modern psychologicaldiscourse—especially within the personality, cognitive, andbehavioral spheres—and, within the past decade alone, manyimportant discoveries have been made about its mechanisms andfunctioning, and its role in ongoing psychological and physicalhealth and well-being.
A book whose time has come at last, the Handbook of Coping isthe first professional reference devoted exclusively to thepsychology of coping. Reporting the observations and insights ofnearly sixty leading authorities in stress and coping from a widerange of affiliations and schools of thought, it brings readers thestate of the art in coping theory, research, assessment, andapplications. In orchestrating the book, the editors havescrupulously avoided imposing any particular slant or point ofview, other than the need to foster greater eclecticism andcooperation between researchers and clinicians concerned with thephenomenon of coping.
The Handbook of Coping is divided into five overlapping parts,the first of which serves to lay the conceptual foundations of allthat follows. It traces the history of coping from its origins inpsychoanalytic theories of unconscious defense mechanisms, andprovides an exhaustive review of the latest conceptualizations,models, and constructs. The following section provides an in-depthexploration of current research methodology, measurement, andassessment tools. Part Three explores key facets of coping in abroad range of specific domains, including everyday hassles,chronic disease, cataclysmic events, and many others. Thepenultimate section focuses on individual differences. Amongimportant topics covered here are coping styles and dispositions;the role of family, social support, and education; and copingbehaviors across the life span. The final section, Part Five, isdevoted to current applications. Clinical parameters are definedand a number of specific interventions are described, as are proventechniques for helping clients to improve their coping skills.
A comprehensive guide to contemporary coping theory, research,and applications, the Handbook of Coping is an indispensableresource for practitioners, researchers, students, and educators inpsychology, the health sciences, and epidemiology.
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About the Author
MOSHE ZEIDNER, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University ofHaifa School of Education, Israel. He also has faculty appointmentsat Stanford University and California State University at San Jose,and a visiting fellowship at Oxford University. His other booksinclude Psychological Testing: An Inside View and InternationalHandbook of Personality and Intelligence.NORMAN S. ENDLER, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at YorkUniversity, Ontario. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada,the American Psychological Association, and the CanadianPsychological Association. His other books include the two-volumePersonality and the Behavior Disorders (coedited with J. M. Hunt),Holiday of Darkness, and Depression: New Directions in Theory,Research, and Practice.
Table of Contents
Partial table of contents:CONCEPTUAL ISSUES.Coping and Defense: A Historical Overview (J. Parker & N.Endler).Personality and Coping: A Reconceptualization (P. Costa, etal.).ASSESSMENT AND RESEARCH METHODS.The Interplay Among Design, Data Analysis, and Theory in theMeasurement of Coping (J. Benson & K. Hagtvet).An Approach to Assessing Daily Coping (L. Porter & A.Stone).FACETS OF COPING.Coping in Occupational Settings (S. Cartwright & C.Cooper).Coping with Chronic Pain (J. Katz, et al.).Coping with Multiple Stressors in the Environment (S. Lepore &G. Evans).INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES.Individual Differences in Coping (H. Krohne).Age Differences, Coping, and the Adult Life Span (S. Strack &H. Feifel).CLINICAL PARAMETERS: ADAPTIVE COPING AND INTERVENTIONS.Adaptative and Maladaptative Coping (M. Zeidner & D.Saklofske).Facilitating Coping with Chronic Physical Illness (G. Devins &Y. Binik).Indexes.