The Oxford Handbook of Stress, Health, and Coping

The Oxford Handbook of Stress, Health, and Coping

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Few publications have changed the landscape of contemporary psychology more than Richard Lazarus and Susan Folkman's landmark work, Stress, Appraisal, and Coping. Its publication in 1984 set the course for years of research on the dynamic processes of psychological stress and coping in human beings. Now more than a quarter-century later, The Oxford Handbook of Stress, Health, and Coping pushes the field even further with a comprehensive overview of the newest and best work in this dynamic subject. Edited by Susan Folkman and comprising chapters by the field's leading scientists, this new volume details the expanded knowledge base that has emerged from extensive research on stress and coping processes over the last several decades. Featuring 22 topic-based chapters - including two by Folkman - this volume offers unprecedented coverage of the two primary research topics related to stress and coping: mitigating stress-related harms and sustaining well-being in the face of stress. Both topics are addressed within their relevant contexts, including chronic illness, calamity, bereavement, and social hardship. The Oxford Handbook of Stress, Health, and Coping is an essential reference work for students, practitioners, and researchers across the fields of health psychology, medicine, and palliative more

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  • Hardback | 488 pages
  • 177.8 x 254 x 35.56mm | 1,043.26g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195375343
  • 9780195375343
  • 485,143

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-At the pinnacle of her career, Susan Folkman has gathered the most thorough and up-to-date information on stress, health, and coping that science has to offer. It reflects her signature attention to the complexities and scope of human responses to adversity, encompassing both negative and positive processes and outcomes. Scientists and practitioners alike will benefit from learning the latest research articulated by the leading scientists represented in this volume.- Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D. Kenan Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF STRESS, HEALTH, AND COPING is an outstanding collection of chapters authored by eminent figures in the field. Not only is the contributor list outstanding, the coverage of topics is also superb. This book is certain to become the go-to volume for people from wide-ranging disciplines who are interested in the topics of stress, coping, and health.- Charles S. Carver, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology, University of Miami -This is a superb book. Susan Folkman, one of the pioneers of stress and coping research, has assembled a rich collection of essays by the current leaders of the field. The chapters in this book provide a wonderful overview of the current state of the field, integrating sharp critical insights with the newest research developments into a single, well-organized volume that will serve as a valuable resource for researchers, theorists, students, educators, and practitioners.- George A. Bonanno, Ph.D. Professor of Clinical Psychology, Columbia University -This excellent book is full of research findings that lay a solid foundation for this area of study. The authors not only talk about stress and coping processes, they also address intervention. It is must reading for anyone involved in health psychology.- -- Cermak Health Services -Folkman (emer., integrative medicine, Univ. of San Francisco) is a superb editor. This handbook includes chapters from highly regarded scholars of stress, coping, and health who apply their expertise to summarize past research, describe current trends, and outline future directions and applicationsEL This is a thorough, engaging volume. Summing Up: Essential. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals.- -- American Library Association -This is a comprehensive look at stress and coping, from both a developmental and social perspective, that also extensively discusses the assessment of coping processes and the effects of coping intervention. This excellent book is full of research findings that lay a solid foundation for this area of study. The authors not only talk about stress and coping processes, they also address intervention. It is must reading for anyone involved in health psychology. 92/100.- -- Gary B Kaniuk, Psy.D., DOODY'S-In her introduction to this excellent volume, Folkman describes two themes in the literature on psychological stress, namely, negative effects of stress on mental and physical health, and the maintenance of well-being and resilience in individuals confronting stress... This handbook amply demonstrates how both themes are on prominent display in the active and productive field of psychological stress science, whose leaders are well represented among the outstanding cast of contributors to this book. It is especially effective in conveying recent progress regarding positive outcomes of stress... Folkman's volume highlights coping and positive stress outcomes within a distinctly psychological perspective... and should find a place alongside these and other major stress volumes on the bookshelves of many students, researchers, and clinicians, where it will serve as an essential resource for understanding psychological responses to adversity.- --Richard J. Contrada, review in PSYCHO-ONCOLOGYshow more

About Susan Folkman

Susan Folkman, Ph.D., is Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and Distinguished Professor of Integrative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. Peter E. Nathan is the University of Iowa Foundation Distinguished Professor of more