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A definitive, authoritative and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many factes of Human personality and individual differences. Volume 1: Personality Theories and Models deals with the major theoretical models underlying personality instruments.

Personality and the Coping Process
Personality and the coping process

The study of individuals’ responses to stressful and upsetting situations has a long research history. Work on the concept of defense, for example, extends back to the nineteenth century and events surrounding the origins of psychoanalysis. On the other hand, some of the work that has examined the way people cope with stressful situations has a history spanning only a few decades. In fact, the category for ‘coping’ was not included in Psychological Abstracts until 1967 (Popplestone and McPherson, 1988), although since this time related categories like ‘coping styles’ and ‘coping resources’ have been added — an obvious response to the voluminous amount of research that is now produced on coping-related topics. This chapter presents an ...

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