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57) Paul is stressed with the new corporate reorganization. He now reports to a foreign office that has usurped many of his  responsibilities, including the contract labor for his projects, therefore he's working with less qualified and new contractors with whom he doesn't have a relationship. However, the managers of the other departments find themselves in the same boat and everyday they  are able to laugh over lunch about their new managerial impotence. ________ is helping Paul handle his stress.  A) Emotional contagion B) Cognitive dissonance C) Social support D) Time-management E) Self-efficacy Answer:  C Explanation:  C) Social support, collegial relationships with co-workers or supervisors, can buffer the impact of stress. It acts as a  palliative, mitigating the negative effects of even high-strain jobs. Paul is using this social support to be able to laugh at his new 
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