Coping theory and research: past, present, and future.

@article{Lazarus1993CopingTA,
  title={Coping theory and research: past, present, and future.},
  author={Richard S. Lazarus},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={
          234-47
        }
}
In this essay in honor of Donald Oken, I emphasize coping as a key concept for theory and research on adaptation and health. My focus will be the contrasts between two approaches to coping, one that emphasizes style—that is, it treats coping as a personality characteristic—and another that emphasizes process—that is, efforts to manage stress that change over time and are shaped by the adaptational context out of which it is generated. I begin with an account of the style and process approaches… CONTINUE READING

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