Problem-Focused and Emotion-Focused Coping

The Assignment (3–5 page APA-formatted essay)
Describe one example each for effective problem-focused, emotion-focused, and biology-focused coping mechanisms and explain why each is effective.  Describe one example each for ineffective problem-focused, emotion-focused, and biology-focused coping mechanisms and explain why each is ineffective.  Explain two approaches you might use to address the most common ineffective coping mechanisms for the population you selected in Week 3.

Readings Course Text: Carver, C. S. (2011). Coping. In R. J. Contrada & A. Baum (Eds.), The handbook of stress science: Biology, psychology, and health (pp. 221–229). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Now with an understanding of how individuals experience stress and learn to cope, and the influence of stress on the body in terms of stress-related and non-stress related disease, please review Chapter 17, “Coping” from the perspective of effective coping mechanisms to manage stress within specific populations.
Course Text: Rook, K. S., August, K. J., & Sorkin, D. H. (2011). Social network functions and health. In R. J. Contrada & A. Baum (Eds.), The handbook of stress science: Biology, psychology, and health (pp. 123–136). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. 
Book Chapter: Chun, C.-A., Moos, R. H., & Cronkite, R. C. (2005). Culture: A fundamental context for the stress and coping paradigm. In Wong, P. T. P., & Wong, L. C. J. (Eds.), Handbook of multicultural perspectives on stress and coping (pp. 29–53). New York, NY: Springer.
Handbook of Multicultural Perspectives on Stress and Coping, 1st Edition by Wong, P.; Wong, L. Copyright 2005 by Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. Reprinted by permission of Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. via the Copyright Clearance Center.
Article: Bittner, J. G., IV, Khan, Z., Babu, M., & Hamed, O. (2011). Stress, burnout, and maladaptive coping: Strategies for surgeon well-being. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, 96(8), 17–22.
Stress, burnout, and maladaptive coping: Strategies for surgeon well-being by Bittner, J.G., Khan, Z., Babu, M., & Hamed, O., in Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, Vol. 96/Issue 8. Copyright 2011 by The American College of Surgeons. Reprinted by permission of The American College of Surgeons via the Copyright Clearance Center.    Handout: Laureate Education, Inc. (2012). Coping in a social context. Unpublished document. Handout: Laureate Education, Inc. (2012). The focus of coping. Unpublished document. Web Resource: Alzheimer’s Association. (2012). Coping. Retrieved from http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-support-help.asp Web Resource: National Cancer Institute. (n.d.). Coping with cancer: Supportive and palliative care. Retrieved from http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping

 

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