Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.
Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
How to Cite
Tennen, H. and Litt, M. D. 2010. Coping Behavior. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Coping refers to the thoughts and behaviors people use to deal with stressful situations. Although most psychologists limit the concept of coping to conscious and intentional efforts to manage stressful encounters, some theorists have argued that more automatic and unintentional ways of dealing with stressful circumstances should also be included within the coping rubric.
- coping strategies;
- emotion regulation;
- meaning making