Coping_and_Marriage_Research_Examples_Ja

Coping_and_Marriage_Research_Examples_Ja - PTSD &...

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Research Example Prospective study of posttraumatic stress symptoms after a natural disaster. Researchers had collected data with Stanford students two weeks before the Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989 Were able to examine mental health effects longitudinally in this sample Collected mental health data 10 days and again 7 weeks after the earthquake. PTSD post-quake was predicted by PTSD symptoms pre-quake, stress, ruminative response style PTSD & Rumination
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Purpose To compare the use of short-term retrospective coping assessments vs. day-to-day reports Method Recall stressful situation and report strategies within 48- hours Assess individuals continually during the day – Ecological Momentary Assessment, using an electronic diary Assessing Coping: Comparing Methods (Stone et al., 1998)
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Findings Cognitive coping strategies (analyzing the situation) were under reported retrospectively Behavioral coping strategies were over reported retrospectively
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PSY 320 taught by Professor Harrell during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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