Stress and Coping: An Anthology

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Alan Monat, Richard S. Lazarus
Columbia University Press, 1991 - Psychology - 598 pages
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Hans Selye: History and Present Status of the Stress Concept. Jerome E. Singer and Laura M. Davidson: Specificity and Stress Research. Norman Cousins: Anatomy of an Illness (As Perceived by the Patient) Shelley E. Taylor: Health Psychology: The Science and the Field. Rene Dubos: The Living World. Andrew Baum: Toxins, Technology, and Natural Disasters. Edwin A. Locke and M. Susan Taylor: Stress, Coping, and the Meaning of Work. Allen D. Kanner, S . Shirley Feldman, Daniel A. Weinberger, and Martin E. Ford: Uplifts , Hassles, and Adaptational Outcomes in Early Adolescents. Richard S . Lazarus and Susan Folkman: The Concept of Coping. Susan Folkman and Richard S. Lazarus: Coping and Emotion. Frances Cohen: Measurement of Coping. Salvatore R. Maddi and Szanne C. Kobasa: The Development of Hardiness. Deborah Belle: Gender Differences in the Social Moderators of Stress. Logan Wright: The Type A Behavior Pattern and Coranry Artery Disease: Quest for the Active Ingredients and the Elusive Mechanism. James Anthony: The Response to Overwhelming Stress in Children: Some Introductory Comments. Leonard I. Pearlin: Life Strains and Psykological Distress Among Adults. David Mechanic: Some Modes of Adaptation. Rose Weitz: Uncertainty and the Lives of Persons with AIDS. Richard Suchulz and Janet Schlarb: Two Decades of Research on Dying: What Do We Know About the Patient? Camille B. Wortman and Roxane Cohen Silver: The Myths of Coping with Loss. Ethel Roskies: Stress Management: A New Approach to Treatment. Richard H. Cox: Intervention Strategies. Stanton Peele: Out of the Habit Trap. Kenneth R. Pelletier and Robert Lutz: Healthy People - Healthy Business: A Critical Review of Stress Management Programs in the Workplace.
  

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Contents

Issues and Controversies
1
STRESS AND SOME OF ITS EFFECTS
17
Specificity and Stress Research
36
Anatomy of an Illness As Perceived by the Patient
48
The Science and the Field
62
H STRESS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
81
The Living World
87
Toxins Technology and Natural Disasters
97
Gender Differences in the Social Moderators of Stress
258
The Type A Behavior Pattern and Coronary Artery
275
COPING WITH THE STRESSES
301
Life Strains and Psychological Distress Among Adults
319
Defense
337
What Do We Know
370
The Myths of Coping with Loss
388
STRESS MANAGEMENT
407

Stress Coping and the Meaning of Work
140
Uplifts Hassles and Adaptational Outcomes
158
THE CONCEPT OF COPING
183
The Concept of Coping
189
Coping and Emotion
207
Measurement of Coping
228
The Development of Hardiness
245
Intervention Strategies
432
Out of the Habit Trap
475
A Critical Review
483
References
499
Index
573
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Edward D. berkowitz is professor of history and public policy and public administration at George Washington University. He is the author of eight books and the editor of three collections. During the seventies he served as a staff member of the President's Commission for a National Agenda, helping President Carter plan for a second term that never came to be.

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