Stress, Appraisal, and Coping
Springer Publishing Company, 15. ožu 1984. - Broj stranica: 456
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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Murray (1938), for instance, distinguished between the properties of environmental objects as disclosed through objective inquiry (alpha press) and the significance of those objects as perceived or interpreted by the individual (beta ...
For example, as part of a study about examination stress (Folkman & Lazarus, in press), students were asked to indicate the extent to which they experienced each of a number of threat emotions such as fear, worry, and anxiety, ...
Folkman & Lazarus, in press). Dobson and Neufeld (1979) raise some doubt about the usefulness of separating primary and secondary appraisal in assessing how people construe the threatening nature of an encounter.
The second study (Folkman & Lazarus, in press) bears on the relationship between appraisal and emotion. The context of the study was the midterm examination mentioned earlier. Two days before the exam students were asked how difficult ...
... in press) lends support to this interpretation. The coping strategies reported by the students before the exam did not predict their grade, but GPA did. Overall, we can see in the above accounts a pattern of research and observation ...
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8 The Individual and Society
9 Cognitive Theories of Emotion
10 Methodological Issues
11 Treatment and Stress Management