Selection principles and mental defences
|1.||Active (non-avoidance) coping efforts . This includes all measures taken by humans to deal actively with an emotionally charged triggering event -- something akin to the fight aspect of adaptation as defined by Cannon ( 1929). For example, were a therapist to say something nasty to a patient, an active mental coping response might involve the patient's consciously working over the experience in his or her mind. Quite often, this mental|
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Publication information: Book title: Death Anxiety and Clinical Practice. Contributors: Robert Langs - Author. Publisher: Karnac Books. Place of publication: London. Publication year: 1997. Page number: 148.
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