Toward a Positive Psychology of Coping with Anticipated Events
Davis, Christopher G., Asliturk, Ersin, Canadian Psychology
Many people appear to be quite resilient to significant stress suggesting that they may possess an orientation to events and life that is resistant to such threats. We propose that one significant aspect of this orientation is the tendency to view adversities as something that can happen to anyone and is reflected in the tendency of people entering uncertain contexts to prepare by imagining a range of possible outcomes, both desired and undesired. This preparatory work facilitates the immediate implementation of effective problem solving and support seeking strategies should the desired outcome seem in doubt. We refer to this orientation as the realistic orientation and review evidence …
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Publication information: Article title: Toward a Positive Psychology of Coping with Anticipated Events. Contributors: Davis, Christopher G. - Author, Asliturk, Ersin - Author. Journal title: Canadian Psychology. Volume: 52. Issue: 2 Publication date: May 2011. Page number: 101+. © Canadian Psychological Association Aug 1996. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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