Stress, Coping, and Relationships in Adolescence

Stress, Coping, and Relationships in Adolescence

Author: Inge Seiffge-Krenke

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781134774135

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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Unique and comprehensive, this volume integrates the most updated theory and research relating to adolescent coping and its determinants. This book is the result of the author's long interest in, and study of, stress, coping, and relationships in adolescence. It begins with an overview of research conducted during the past three decades and contrasts research trends in adolescent coping in the United States and Europe over time. Grounded on a developmental model for adolescent coping, the conceptual issues and major questions are outlined. Supporting research ties together the types of stressors, the ways of coping with normative and non-normative stressors, and the function that close relationships fulfill in this context. More than 3,000 adolescents from different countries participated in seven studies that are built programmatically on one another and focus on properties that make events stressful, on coping processes and coping styles, on internal and social resources, and on stress-buffering and adaptation. A variety of assessment procedures for measuring stress and coping are presented, including semi-structured interviews, questionnaires, and content analysis. This multimethod-multivariate approach is characterized by assessing the same construct via different methods, replicating the measures in different studies including cross-cultural samples, using several informants, and combining standardized instruments with very open data gathering. The results offer a rich picture of the nature of stressors requiring adolescent coping and highlight the importance of relationship stressors. Age and gender differences in stress appraisal and coping style are also presented. Mid-adolescence emerges as a turning point in the use of certain coping strategies and social resources. Strong gender differences in stress appraisal and coping style suggest that females are more at risk for developing psychopathology. The book demonstrates how adolescents make use of assistance provided by social support systems and points to the changing influence of parents and peers. It addresses controversial issues such as benefits and costs of close relationships or the beneficial or maladaptive effects of avoidant coping. Its clear style, innovative ideas, and instruments make it an excellent textbook for both introductory and advanced courses. Without question, it may serve as a guide for future research in this field. This book will be of value to researchers, practitioners, and students in various fields such as child clinical and developmental psychology and psychopathology.

Human Relations

Human Relations

Author: Marie Dalton

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781111786267

Category: Self-Help

Page: 576

View: 271

This contemporary text will connect you with current human relations issues and the challenges your students will encounter in the twenty-first century. Human Relations, 4e prepares students to confidently put theory into action to get the results they want. Authors Dalton, Hoyle, and Watts use a unique approach that offers students the opportunity to experience and analyze firsthand the contemporary issues of human relations. By weaving their varied professional backgrounds and knowledge into every chapter, they provide the insight and awareness that comes only from real-life experience. With its improved design and focus on new, contemporary topics, HUMAN RELATIONS 4e once again delivers a dynamic and real-world perspective to the study of human relations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Moving on

Moving on

Author: Dann Hazel

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 1575663783

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 308

View: 980

A guide to the legal, social, spiritual, personal, political, and sexual issues of overcoming the break-up of a loving partnership

Military Families and War in the 21st Century

Military Families and War in the 21st Century

Author: Rene Moelker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135952051

Category: History

Page: 348

View: 722

This book focuses on the key issues that affect military families when soldiers are deployed overseas, focusing on the support given to military personnel and families before, during and after missions. Today’s postmodern armies are expected to provide social-psychological support both to their personnel in military operations abroad and to their families at home. Since the end of the Cold War and even more so after 9/11, separations between military personnel and their families have become more frequent as there has been a multitude of missions carried out by multinational task forces all over the world. The book focuses on three central questions affecting military families. First, how do changing missions and tasks of the military affect soldiers and families? Second, what is the effect of deployments on the ones left behind? Third, what is the national structure of family support systems and its evolution? The book employs a multidisciplinary approach, with contributions from psychology, sociology, history, anthropology and others. In addition, it covers all the services, Army, Navy/Marines, Air Force, spanning a wide range of countries, including UK, USA, Belgium, Turkey, Australia and Japan. At the same time it takes a multitude of perspectives such as the theoretical, empirical, reflective, life events (narrative) approach, national and the global, and uses approaches from different disciplines and perspectives, combining them to produce a volume that enhances our knowledge and understanding of military families. This book will be of much interest to students of military studies, sociology, war and conflict studies and IR/political science in general.

Loving Someone Who Has Dementia

Loving Someone Who Has Dementia

Author: Pauline Boss

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118002292

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 135

Research-based advice for people who care for someone with dementia Nearly half of U.S. citizens over the age of 85 are suffering from some kind of dementia and require care. Loving Someone Who Has Dementia is a new kind of caregiving book. It's not about the usual techniques, but about how to manage on-going stress and grief. The book is for caregivers, family members, friends, neighbors as well as educators and professionals—anyone touched by the epidemic of dementia. Dr. Boss helps caregivers find hope in "ambiguous loss"—having a loved one both here and not here, physically present but psychologically absent. Outlines seven guidelines to stay resilient while caring for someone who has dementia Discusses the meaning of relationships with individuals who are cognitively impaired and no longer as they used to be Offers approaches to understand and cope with the emotional strain of care-giving Boss's book builds on research and clinical experience, yet the material is presented as a conversation. She shows you a way to embrace rather than resist the ambiguity in your relationship with someone who has dementia.

Markers of Psychosocial Maturation

Markers of Psychosocial Maturation

Author: Mufid James Hannush

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030743154

Category: Psychology

Page: 540

View: 293

This book advances an integrative approach to understanding the phenomenon of psychosocial maturation. Through a rigorous, dialectically-informed interpretation of psychoanalytic and humanistic-existential-phenomenological sources, Mufid James Hannush distils thirty essential markers of maturity. The dialectical approach is described as a process whereby lived, affect-and-value laden polar meanings are transformed, through deep insight, into complementary and integrative meta-meanings. The author demonstrates how responding to the call of maturation can be viewed as a life project that serves the ultimate purpose of living a balanced life. The book will appeal to students and scholars of human development, psychotherapy, social work, philosophy, and existential, humanistic, and phenomenological psychology.

Stress and Coping in Mental Health Nursing

Stress and Coping in Mental Health Nursing

Author: Jerome Carson

Publisher: Singular Publishing Group

ISBN: IND:30000050894264

Category: Child psychiatric nursing

Page: 221

View: 247

For mental-health nursing students, researchers, and practitioners in hospitals or the community, provides a new view of stress in the profession, and suggests ways of assessing it and transforming it into a constructive and manageable experience. Includes findings from the Claybury Community study, the largest on the topic so far. Based on British conditions. Distributed in the US by Singular. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Coping with Relationship Breakdown

Coping with Relationship Breakdown

Author: John Farrelly

Publisher: Veritas

ISBN: 184730561X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 975

A concise and easy-to-use book for those facing, coping with or recovering from relationship breakdown, with proven psychological and practical techniques to help people master the inevitable crises along the way.