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Unformatted text preview: situation.-Pursuing Happiness o Happiness is very subjective o We rely on self-report measures Schwarz et al. studies o Factors that predict happiness Social relationships Employment Status Physical health o Factors that dont IQ Physical attractiveness Money-Adaption-Level Theory o Present satisfaction depends on standard of comparison o We adapt to our surroundings and change expectations-Coping o Proactive coping (things we can do before stressful events occur) Advantages of self-complexity Benefits of social support Religion? o Problem-focused coping o Emotion-focused coping Not trying to change actual problem Changing your reaction to problem-Emotion-Focused Coping o Problems with thought suppression o Opening up and discussing negative events is often beneficial o Avoiding too much self-focus by channeling attention elsewhere o...
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- Spring '06
- Social Psychology