Stress, Appraisal, and Coping

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Stress, Appraisal, and Coping

SKU# 9780826141910

Author: Richard S. Lazarus PhD, Susan Folkman PhD


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The reissue of a classic work, now with a foreword by Daniel Goleman!

Here is a monumental work that continues in the tradition pioneered by co-author Richard Lazarus in his classic book Psychological Stress and the Coping Process. Dr. Lazarus and his collaborator, Dr. Susan Folkman, present here a detailed theory of psychological stress, building on the concepts of cognitive appraisal and coping which have become major themes of theory and investigation.

As an integrative theoretical analysis, this volume pulls together two decades of research and thought on issues in behavioral medicine, emotion, stress management, treatment, and life span development. A selective review of the most pertinent literature is included in each chapter. The total reference listing for the book extends to 60 pages.

This work is necessarily multidisciplinary, reflecting the many dimensions of stress-related problems and their situation within a complex social context. While the emphasis is on psychological aspects of stress, the book is oriented towards professionals in various disciplines, as well as advanced students and educated laypersons. The intended audience ranges from psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, nurses, and social workers to sociologists, anthropologists, medical researchers, and physiologists.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 15, 1984
  • Page Count 456
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826141910
  • EISBN 9780826141927

Table of Contents 

Foreword by Daniel Goleman
  1. The Stress Concept in the Life Sciences
  2. Cognitive Appraisal Processes
  3. Person Factors Influencing Appraisal
  4. Situation Factors Influencing Appraisal
  5. The Concept of Coping
  6. The Coping Process: An Alternative to Traditional Formulations
  7. Appraisal, Coping, and Adaptational Outcomes
  8. The Individual and Society
  9. Cognitive Theories of Emotion
  10. Methodological Issues
  11. Treatment and Stress Management