Health theory of coping

  title={Health theory of coping},
  author={H. Stallman},
  journal={Australian Psychologist},
  pages={295 - 306}
  • H. Stallman
  • Published 2020
  • Psychology
  • Australian Psychologist
Abstract Objective There have been multiple criticisms against commonly used theories of coping limiting their usefulness in research and practice. Method This paper describes and evaluates a new functional conceptualisation of reactions to reduce distress or unpleasant emotions, the Health Theory of Coping. Results The theory recognises that all coping reactions are adaptive and may initially reduce distress and categorises these strategies as either healthy or unhealthy, depending on their… Expand
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