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.
Ann Leslie Albanese, M.Ed., is a graduate student in the Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology
Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she is specializing
in clinical psychology. She is currently completing her predoctoral internship at
the Counseling and Career Services Center at UCSB. Areas of special interest include
eating disorders, families coping with psychological disorders, and matching treatment
Denial is one of the best-developed coping refl exes in health care
workers, particularly in physicians and nurses. It exists on several
levels, and it is provoked by a number of different but related dynamics.
Most of us in health care—in the profession of caring for patients—
have thought of denial as a self-protective reaction, a shield against the
emotional and psychic turmoil of the environment in which we work.
And for physicians and nurses, where they work is essentially where
It is a well-worked and commonly described dynamic.
Students wish to react and express in real-life situations. For that reason, all three books show how people react and cope in everyday situations — and they do so in a way that shows their personality, character, and attitude.
Today’s industrial products, and many public sponsored projects,
show a strong increase in functionality and complexity. Think of automobiles,
mobile phones, personal computers, airplanes, or a space
mission. To ensure success and cope with inherent risks of modern
products, project management and systems engineering have become
indispensable skills for forward-looking enterprises.
Study Skills cover all those abilities that make it possible to cope with the demands
of academic and professional pursuits. For people just embarking on a course of
study they include being able to deal with all the intellectual, emotional and
social challenges that are part of the day-to-day demands of being a student.
Beyond the skills involved in coping are those that enable students to do well in
their chosen disciplines.
We live in turbulent times with a world slowly emerging from the worst economic decline in 80 years. It will take years to recover the damage. It is also a time when a new generation is emerging with a new outlook on life. The shadows of 1994 and the impact of the internet changed all and that current ways of doing things simply will not work in the future. This article discusses it and provides guidelines for coping and using it to create wealth in an uncertain and difficult future. As our personalities differ, our appetite for risk accordingly,...
Azagba and Sharaf Health Economics Review 2011, 1:15 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/15
The effect of job stress on smoking and alcohol consumption
Sunday Azagba* and Mesbah F Sharaf
Abstract This paper examines the effect of job stress on two key health risk-behaviors: smoking and alcohol consumption, using data from the Canadian National Population Health Survey. Findings in the extant literature are inconclusive and are mainly based on standard models which can model differential responses to job stress only by observed characteristics.
During the past twenty-five years, numerous research studies
conducted in several fields have identified various psychosocial
factors as predictors of health and mental health status. These
include: (a) stress, (b) social support and social networks, (c)
competence, (d) socioeconomic status and (e) coping.’-&dquo; For
example, loss of a spouse (stress) may be related to depression
for one individual and high blood pressure for another person,
while a third person may experience no significant effects on
his or her well-being.
Support groups also can help. In these groups,
patients or their family members meet with other
patients or their families to share what they have
learned about coping with the disease and the effects of
treatment. Groups may offer support in person, over
the telephone, or on the Internet. You may want to talk
with a member of your health care team about finding
a support group.
It is natural for you to be worried about the effects
of ovarian cancer and its treatment on your sexuality.
Life skills are abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to
deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life (WHO definition). In
particular, life skills are psychosocial competencies and interpersonal skills that help
people make informed decisions, solve problems, think critically and creatively,
communicate effectively, build healthy relationships, empathise with others, and cope
with managing their lives in a healthy and productive manner.