Most people take the process of coping for granted as they go about their daily activities. In many ways, coping is like breathing, an automatic process requiring no apparent effort. However, when people face truly threatening events--what psychologists call stressors--they become acutely aware of the coping process and respond by consciously applying their day-to-day coping skills. Coping is a fundamental psychological process, and people's skills are commensurately sophisticated. This volume builds on people's strengths and emphasizes their role as positive copers.
The activities in this document aim to outline the various stages in
the teaching of writing that a teacher needs to consider. No-one
would advocate giving a learner an empty sheet of paper and a title
and telling them to write a story or a report, except in an
examination for which they had been fully prepared. The fear of that
empty page is very real to many learners who have no idea how to
begin the process and feel they are devoid of ideas and expertise;
they can become demoralised, lose confidence and be put off writing
for life unless they are explicitly taught strategies to cope....
Humanity is facing several critical global challenges at the beginning of the 21st century.
One of which includes the quest for alternative energy resources that mitigate
the dependence on fossil fuels. Whereas fossil fuels are available in situ at all times,
the utilisation of renewal energies has to cope with large temporal fl uctuations ranging
from seconds to seasons.
There are well-founded concerns that current air transportation systems will not be
able to cope with their expected growth. Current processes, procedures and
technologies in aeronautical communications do not provide the flexibility needed to
meet the growing demands. Aeronautical communications is seen as one major
bottleneck stressing capacity limits in air transportation. Ongoing research projects are
developing the fundamental methods, concepts and technologies for future
aeronautical communications that are required to enable higher capacities in air
and procedurally rational behavior. Among the limits to rationality are the fact that we can formulate, analyze, and interpret only a restricted amount of information; can devote only a limited amount of time to decision-making; and can become involved in many more activities than we can effectively consider and cope with simultaneously. We must therefore necessarily focus attention only on a portion of the major competing concerns.