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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Most important, the concepts of cognitive appraisal and coping, not yet in the mainstream of thought in 1966, had become major themes of interdisciplinary theory and research, and our own approaches to these concepts had further ...
The research literature is now voluminous; we have not here reviewed it for each of the topics covered, but emphasize the most important issues and research relevant to our conceptualization. We have had to be highly selective and have ...
Hinkle (1977) also accords an important role in the evolution of the stress concept in medicine to Harold G. Wolff, who wrote about life stress and disease in the 1940s and 1950s (e.g., Wolff, 1953). Like Selye and Cannon, who conceived ...
The growing realization of the importance of person factors such as motivation and coping (cf. Lazarus, Deese, & Osler, 1952) led to changes in the formulation of the problem of stress and skilled performance.
This keeps alive the important issues of stress and performance, yet in a way that encourages the investigation of individual differences. Psychosomatic medicine burgeoned about 50 years ago (Lipowski, 1977) but subsequently underwent a ...
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8 The Individual and Society
9 Cognitive Theories of Emotion
10 Methodological Issues
11 Treatment and Stress Management