PSY 104 Lecture 08 - Handout

PSY 104 Lecture 08 - Handout - Objectives Chapter 8 QUIN...

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Chapter 8 Q UIN 1 Coping With Stress, Pain, and Disease Objectives Evaluate the meaning of coping from a biological, psychological, and social perspective • Predict how social support and a sense 2 Predict how social support and a sense of personal control affect health Formulate a response to stress and illness based on stress management techniques Coping Difficult to avoid stress, pain and disease Techniques to cope with stress, pain, and disease are very similar 3 Although not explicit, coping has become an integral part of stress models Meaning of Coping Evolutionary/Biological perspective Physiological perspective Psychoanalytic perspective • Behaviorist perspective 4 Behaviorist perspective Cognitive perspective – Constantly changing cognitive and behavioral efforts to manage the specific internal and external demands that are appraised as taxing or exceeding the resources of the individual Trait versus Situation Debate What influences the choice of coping strategies? Individual differences L f t l f d 5 – Locus of control, preferences, gender, race Situational influences – Appraisal – Job specifics Ways of Coping Approach versus Avoidance – Approach : Confronting problem, gathering
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