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Chapter 8: How Does Perceived Control Work during Times of Stress?

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How Does Perceived Control Work during Times of Stress?
How does perceived control work during times of stress?

From the enormous literature on the benefits of control, it is easy to conclude that perceived control should be a powerful ally in times of stress. In fact, in research on stress, objective uncontrollability and unpredictability are considered noxious events, requiring adaptation from the organism (Garmezy, 1983; Miller, 1979; Rodin, 1986). In the study of psychological resources for coping, perceived control has been found to buffer stress for children (Compas, 1987; Compas, Banez, Malcarne, & Worsham, 1991), adults (Folkman, 1984; Lefcourt, 1982), and the elderly (Rodin et al., 1985). In his review of the early work, Lefcourt (1982) suggested that, “evidence has been found that resourcefulness and resilience ...

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