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Unformatted text preview: o Internal: its my fault o Stable: its going to last o Global: it affects all parts of my life Optimistic o External: its something in my situation o Unstable: its going to be over soon o Specific: it only affects a small part of my life Benefits of Optimistic Explanatory Style Perceive world has fewer hassles Richer social support Believe good health can be controlled Increased healthy practices Dont get sick as much Live longer Immune System Pathways from stress to illness How can you cope? Proactive coping: positively-focused striving for goals (diff from book) Emotion-focused coping: coping strategy features a positive outlook on feeling or situations accompanied by behaviors that reduce negative emotions Problem-focused coping: coping strategies by which we tackle lifes strategies head on...
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.
- Fall '08
- Health Psychology