The structure of coping.

@article{Pearlin1978TheSO,
  title={The structure of coping.},
  author={L. Pearlin and C. Schooler},
  journal={Journal of health and social behavior},
  year={1978},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={
          2-21
        }
}
Coping refers to behavior that protects peoplefrom being psychologically harmed by problematic social experience, a behavior that importantly mediates the impact that societies have on their members. The protective function of coping behavior can be exercised in three ways: by eliminating or modifying conditions giving rise to problems; by perceptually controlling the meaning of experience in a manner that neutralizes its problematic character; and by keeping the emotional consequences of… Expand
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