Vulnerability to Social Stress: Coping as a Mediator or Moderator of Sociotropy and Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression

@article{ConnorSmith2004VulnerabilityTS,
  title={Vulnerability to Social Stress: Coping as a Mediator or Moderator of Sociotropy and Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression},
  author={Jennifer K. Connor-Smith and Bruce E Compas},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={26},
  pages={39-55}
}
Although stressful events clearly play an important role in the development of symptoms of depression and anxiety, individuals are not equally sensitive to stress. Attempts to explain differences in adjustment have focused both on the coping strategies employed in response to stress, and on personality-related vulnerabilities to specific stressors. However, little is known about the interplay between coping and personality traits such as sociotropy, which is associated with increased… CONTINUE READING

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