Coping: pitfalls and promise

Title

Coping: pitfalls and promise

Creator

Folkman S; Moskowitz JT

Publisher

Annual Review Of Psychology

Date

2004

Subject

Humans; Affect; Religion and Psychology; Terminology as Topic; Adaptation; Psychological; Informal; Social Control

Description

Coping, defined as the thoughts and behaviors used to manage the internal and external demands of situations that are appraised as stressful, has been a focus of research in the social sciences for more than three decades. The dramatic proliferation of coping research has spawned healthy debate and criticism and offered insight into the question of why some individuals fare better than others do when encountering stress in their lives. We briefly review the history of contemporary coping research with adults. We discuss three primary challenges for coping researchers (measurement, nomenclature, and effectiveness), and highlight recent developments in coping theory and research that hold promise for the field, including previously unaddressed aspects of coping, new measurement approaches, and focus on positive affective outcomes.
2004

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. PedPalASCNET does not hold any rights over the resource listed here. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

745-774

Volume

55

Citation

Folkman S; Moskowitz JT, “Coping: pitfalls and promise,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 21, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12746.

Social Bookmarking