Stress, Positive Emotion, and Coping

@article{Folkman2000StressPE,
  title={Stress, Positive Emotion, and Coping},
  author={Susan Folkman and Judith Tedlie Moskowitz},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  year={2000},
  volume={9},
  pages={115 - 118}
}
There is growing interest in positive aspects of the stress process, including positive outcomes of stress and antecedents that dispose individuals to appraise stressful situations more as a challenge than as a threat. Less attention has been given to the adaptational significance of positive emotions during stress or to the coping processes that sustain positive emotions. We review evidence for the occurrence of positive emotions under conditions of stress, discuss the functional role that… 
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