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Coping (psychology)

Coping (psychology)
Psychological coping mechanisms are commonly termed coping strategies or coping skills. Unconscious or non conscious strategies (e.g. defense mechanisms) are generally excluded. The term coping generally refers to adaptive or constructive coping strategies, i.e. the strategies reduce stress levels. However, some coping strategies can be considered maladaptive, i.e. stress levels increase. Coping responses are partly controlled by personality (habitual traits), but also partly by the social context, particularly the nature of the stressful environment.[6] Hundreds of coping strategies have been identified.[6] Classification of these strategies into a broader architecture has not yet been agreed upon. appraisal-focused: Directed towards challenging one's own assumptions, adaptive cognitiveproblem-focused: Directed towards reducing or eliminating a stressor, adaptive behavioralemotion-focused: Directed towards changing one's own emotional reaction Escape is closely related to avoidance.

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A basic article on the psychology of coping. It explains, in relatively simple terms, how people adaptive to negative and/or stressful situations. It is a decent article in terms of content, however, it dabbles in gender theory where it would be much better off sticking purely to psychology and fact. by zapheq Dec 18