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Coping with Chronic Stress : Springer Series on Stress and Coping - Benjamin H. Gottlieb

Coping with Chronic Stress

Springer Series on Stress and Coping

By: Benjamin H. Gottlieb (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st May 1997
ISBN: 9780306454707
Number Of Pages: 370

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Much of what we know about the subject of coping is based on human behavior and cognition during times of crisis and transition. Yet the alarms and m~or upheavals of life comprise only a portion of those experiences that call for adaptive efforts. There remains a vast array of life situations and conditions that pose continuing hardship and threat and do not promise resolution. These chronic stressors issue in part from persistently difficult life circumstances, roles, and burdens, and in part from the conversion of traumatic events into persisting adjustment challenges. Indeed, there is growing recognition of the fact that many traumatic experiences leave a long-lasting emotional residue. Whether or not coping with chronic problems differs in form, emphasis, or func- tion from the ways people handle acute life events and transitions is one of the central issues taken up in these pages. This volume explores the varied circumstances and experiences that give rise to chronic stress, as well as the ways in which individuals adapt to and accommodate them. It addresses a number of substantive and methodological questions that have been largely overlooked or sidelined in previous inquiries on the stress and coping process.

Conceptual and Measurement Issues in the Study of Coping with Chronic Stressp. 3
The Nature of Chronic Stressp. 43
Theories of Coping with Chronic Stress: Illustrations from the Health Psychology and Aging Literaturesp. 75
Effortful and Involuntary Responses to Stress: Implications for Coping with Chronic Stressp. 105
Social-Environmental Influences on the Chronic Stress Processp. 133
Coping with Chronic Stress: An Interpersonal Perspectivep. 161
Families Accommodating to Chronic Stress: Unintended and Unnoticed Processesp. 191
Reciprocity in the Expression of Emotional Support among Later-Life Couples with Strokep. 221
Changes in Coping with Chronic Stress: The Role of Caregivers' Appraisals of Coping Efficacyp. 245
The Role of Two Kinds of Efficacy Beliefs in Maintaining the Well-Being of Chronically Stressed Older Adultsp. 269
Positive Meaningful Events and Coping in the Context of HIV/AIDSp. 293
A Framework for Understanding the Chronic Stress of Holocaust Survivorsp. 315
Coping with Chronic Work Stressp. 343
Indexp. 367
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ISBN: 9780306454707
ISBN-10: 030645470X
Series: Springer Series on Stress and Coping
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 370
Published: 31st May 1997
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.65