Between Stress and Hope: From a Disease-Centered to a by Rebecca Jacoby, Giora Keinan

By Rebecca Jacoby, Giora Keinan

This quantity specializes in the innovations of tension and desire, their mental and actual results. previous examine has concentrated essentially or solely on both tension or desire and its influence on healthiness. This paintings discusses them part by way of facet and highlights their interrelations. a variety of theoretical techniques facing rigidity and wish are mentioned, and a evaluation of the newest empirical info is gifted. additionally incorporated are experiences on members and teams which were uncovered to numerous annoying occasions, reminiscent of racial prejudice, existence threatening disease, or imprisonment. The position of desire in dealing with those sitatuions is emphasised.

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Sometimes they even give up completely. Both the effort of optimists and the reduced effort of pessimists can be expressed in a variety of ways, and those expressions—people's coping reactions and coping strategies—are the focus of this section. Differences in Coping Differences in coping methods used by optimists and pessimists have been found in many studies. One early project (Scheier, Weintraub, & Carver, 1986) asked undergraduates to recall their most stressful event of 36 BETWEEN STRESS AND HOPE the previous month and report their coping responses to that event.

Although the new treatment modalities (psychological and pharmacological) have helped people to control better their stress and depression, the almost exclusive attention to pathology has been at the expense of neglecting meaning, fulfillment, and spirituality. Like in the fairy tale about the unhappy king who was looking for the shirt of a happy man and discovered that the only happy man in his land had no shirt, people have come to realize that hope and happiness belong to the human spirit and cannot be purchased.

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