Notes On The Coping Process

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Justin Willms
Psychology of Human Relations
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The Coping Process Throughout my entire life I have been dealing with stress even when I have tried to avoid it. Stress always manages to find it’s way to you, and you either can ignore what is causing you stress, or find a method to deal with your stressor head on.
When I was younger, about thirteen or so my parents got divorced. I didn’t know how to accept the fact that my parents would no longer be living under the same roof, and no one made a huge deal about this inside the family. Was I just supposed to act like this is a normal part of life? When I would go to school, I didn’t want to mentions to all my friends what was going on at the time because I felt
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But I know when the time comes I will need a good coping system to deal with it.
Stress is an ongoing problem that happens in everyone 's life. Stress is a simple term used by many people, most of the time it is misunderstood or used to describe a condition of a person. It is a known factor that stressors play a large part of everyone 's daily living, many people learn to either manage stress or have been placed on some type of medication to help control it. In the world today, there are so many causes and effects of stress but only a few different ways to help manage and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The effects of stress is directly linked to coping. The study of coping has evolved to surround a large variety of training beginning with all areas of psychology such as health psychology and environmental psychology. Coping strategies can be broken up into three large components, (physiological, cognitive, and learned.) The cognitive approach to coping is based on a mental process of how the individual values the situation. Where the level of judgement determines the level of stress and the unique coping strategies that the individual decides to use. In physiological it is inside the body and what goes on behind closed doors. The body has its own way of coping with stress. Any threat or challenge that an individual perceives in the environment triggers a chain of events. The learned component of coping includes everything from
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