Ch. 10 Resistance Resources-Coping
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What is coping?
encompasses all the things you might think, feel, and do in response to stressful events
What is problem-focused coping?
directly addressing stressor/issue (problem seems like you have some control over how it turns out) example: studying, going to class, and taking good notes to directly address finals
What is emotion-focused coping?
trying to manage emotions/feelings about our stressors/issues (example: substance use, wishful thinking, denial, humor, exercise, venting to counteract panic, anxiety, fear of finals) venting alone is emotion focused
What is social coping?
seeking help from others (instrumental/hands on help and emotional support/expressing yourself to someone) venting with someone is social coping
What is meaning-focused coping?
reframing understanding of the stressful situation (acceptance)
What is religious coping?
- using religious or spiritual beliefs to reduce stress (pray, go to church)
- can be positive (god will take care of me, higher purpose in suffering)
- or negative (god has abandoned me, all alone)
What is coping flexibility?
being able to use a variety of the coping skills
What is goodness of fit?
making a good match with the coping skills
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