This book addresses how best to meet everyday challenges. The author focuses on how to think and act differently about what we do as we face challenges, and how to assess each situation as one of challenge rather than threat or harm because we have the strategies to cope. Spanning eleven chapters, the book examines the best ways to provide the core skills for life, to children, adolescents and adults, and how that is best achieved through the contemporary theories of coping.
Coping has traditionally been defined in terms of reaction; that is, how people respond after or during a stressful event. More recently, coping is being defined more broadly to include anticipatory, preventive and proactive coping. This book provides case studies of resilient adults in a range of settings, highlighting how coping resources have helped them to overcome adversity in a helpful way.
Researchers, students of psychology and social work, practitioners and those interested in the self-help field will find this book invaluable.
Table of Contents:
Capturing the Resiliency Construct
Positive Psychology, Mindset, Grit, Hardiness, and Emotional Intelligence and the Construct of Resilience: A Good Fit with Coping
The Utility of Coping When Considering Resilience
The Measurement of Coping
What We Know About Coping
Social Support, Proactivity, and Related Approaches
Stress Resilience and Ageing
Development of Coping in the Formative Years: Building Resilience
Building Resilience Through Coping in the Early Years
Spiritual Approaches to Coping and Mindfulness
The Resilient Coper
About the Author:
Erica Frydenberg is an educational, clinical and organisational psychologist who has practiced extensively in the Australian educational setting. She is a Principal Research Fellow and Associate Professor in psychology in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, AU, and Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society. She has authored and co-authored over 120 academic journal articles and chapters in the field of coping, ranging from early years through to adolescence and adults.