Stress, Appraisal, and Coping

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Springer Publishing Company, Mar 15, 1984 - Medical - 456 pages
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The reissue of a classic work, now with a foreword by Daniel Goleman!

Here is a monumental work that continues in the tradition pioneered by co-author Richard Lazarus in his classic book Psychological Stress and the Coping Process. Dr. Lazarus and his collaborator, Dr. Susan Folkman, present here a detailed theory of psychological stress, building on the concepts of cognitive appraisal and coping which have become major themes of theory and investigation.

As an integrative theoretical analysis, this volume pulls together two decades of research and thought on issues in behavioral medicine, emotion, stress management, treatment, and life span development. A selective review of the most pertinent literature is included in each chapter. The total reference listing for the book extends to 60 pages.

This work is necessarily multidisciplinary, reflecting the many dimensions of stress-related problems and their situation within a complex social context. While the emphasis is on psychological aspects of stress, the book is oriented towards professionals in various disciplines, as well as advanced students and educated laypersons. The intended audience ranges from psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, nurses, and social workers to sociologists, anthropologists, medical researchers, and physiologists.

 

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Contents

1 The Stress Concept in the Life Sciences
1
2 Cognitive Appraisal Processes
22
3 Person Factors Influencing Appraisal
55
4 Situation Factors Influencing Appraisal
82
5 The Concept of Coping
117
An Alternative to Traditional Formulations
141
7 Appraisal Coping and Adaptational Outcomes
181
8 The Individual and Society
226
9 Cognitive Theories of Emotion
261
10 Methodological Issues
286
11 Treatment and Stress Management
334
References
376
Index
437
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