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Psychological stress and the coping process

Author: Lazarus, Richard S. Series: McGraw-Hill series in psychology Publisher: McGraw-Hill, 1966.Language: EnglishDescription: 466 p. : Graphs ; 24 cm.Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Psychological Stress and the Coping Process Contents Preface vii 1 Stress as a Psychological Problem I What Stress Is Stress and Emotions Stress and Adaptation Meanings of the Term "Stress" Phylogenetic Considerations in Stress Research Developmental Considerations in Stress Research Cross-cultural Considerations in Stress Research Essential Issues and Their Theoretical Resolution A Proposed Terminology of Stress SUMMARY 10 10 11 13 22 22 24 26 28 30 2 The Concept of Threat Threat, Anticipation, and Confrontation with Harm The Primary Appraisal of Threat Psychological Harm as Motive Thwarting The Special Case of Conflict of Motives Self-theory and Motivation Examples of Experimentally Oriented Stress Research Based on Concepts of Self Threat and Anxiety Appraisal of Threat and Awareness Appraisal and the Behavioral Tradition of Psychology SUMMARY 31 43 55 58 59 61 65 75 82 83 3 Factors in the Stimulus Configuration that Determine the Appraisal of Threat 85 85 89 111 117 119 The Importance of Learning Balance of Power between the Harm-producing Stimulus and the Counterharm Resources The Imminence of the Anticipated Confrontation The Ambiguity of the Stimulus Cues SUMMARY 4 Personality Factors that Determine the Appraisal of Threat 120 Motive Strength and Pattern General Belief Systems about Transactions with the Environment Intellectual Resources, Education, and Sophistication SUMMARY 5 120 133 146 148 Coping and the Process of Secondary Appraisal: Degree of Threat and Factors in the Stimulus Configuration 150 The Nature of Coping Relations between Coping Processes, Threat and Stress Reactions, and Secondary Appraisal Secondary Appraisal Relations between Primary and Secondary Appraisal Degree of Threat and Coping Factors in the Stimulus Configuration and Coping SUMMARY 152 152 155 159 162 174 208 6 Coping and the Process of Secondary Appraisal: Personality Factors 210 210 212 225 233 245 250 256 How Personality Influences Coping Pattern of Motivation Ego Resources Coping Dispositions General Beliefs about the Environment and One's Resources as a Factor in Coping Rationality, Coping, and Emotion SUMMARY 7 Coping Reaction Patterns and the Appraisals that Underlie Them 258 Direct Action Tendencies Defensive Reappraisal as a Form of Coping 259 266 Some Major Coping-reaction Patterns and Their Secondary Appraisals SUMMARY 297 312 8 The Measurement of Psychological Stress: Affects, Motor-behavioral Reactions, and Alterations of Adaptive Functioning 319 Motor-behavioral Indicators of Threat Alterations of Adaptive Functioning SUMMARY 341 349 363 9 The Measurement of Psychological Stress: Physiological Reactions and the Problem of Patterning 365 Threat, Arousal or Activation, and Drive Autonomic Nervous System Reactions Autonomic Patterning Adrenal Gland Reactions Special Features of the Physiological Approaches to the Measurement of Stress Reactions Interrelations among All Types of Indicators of Stress Reactions and the General Problem of Patterning SUMMARY 365 37o 372 379 384 386 390 10 Other Issues in Stress Theory and Research The Problem of Levels of Analysis Threat and Crisis Ecology and Psychological Stress Parallels and Convergences between Psychologicaland Physiological-stress Theory SUMMARY POSTSCRIPT References Index 455 426 391 391 407 411 417 424 425

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