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Via 100 entries, 21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of psychology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume reference resource, available both in print and online, provides an authoritative source to serve students’ research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but without the jargon, detail, or density found in a typical journal article or a research handbook chapter. Students will find chapters contained within these volumes useful as aids toward starting research for papers, presentations, or a senior thesis, assisting in deciding on areas for elective coursework or directions for graduate studies, or orienting themselves toward potential career directions in psychology.
Chapter 71: Coping Skills
That the birds of worry and care fly above your head, this you cannot change. But that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent. — Chinese proverb
You have a test scheduled in your 9 a.m. class. Studying late, you finally set the alarm and get to sleep about 2 a.m. You awaken only to discover that the alarm either did not wake you or failed to ring and it is now 8:30. You have only 30 minutes to dress and drive 15 minutes to campus. After jumping in the shower, you discover the hot water is off and you have only cold water. Unfortunately, your last pair of clean jeans is ripped and you must wear the dirty jeans ...