Modern approaches to the research of coping with the difficult life situations
The issue provides the overview of modern approaches to the definition and research of coping with difficult life situations. The article highlights the problems of difference between the concepts of coping and defense mechanisms. Coping as personality dispositions and dynamic process is considered. The issue deals with the controversial issues of questionnaires’ use and other methods of coping strategies’ research. The article covers the prospects of complex approach to the study of coping.
Keywords: coping; difficult life situation; defense mechanisms ; coping strategies; coping styles; cognitive appraisal
Available online since: 30.03.2011