Succeeding in Graduate School: The Career Guide for Psychology Students

By Steven Walfish; Allen K. Hess | Go to book overview

10
Stress and Stress Mastery
in Graduate School
Eric N. Goplerud

Entering graduate school marks the beginning of a period of frequent stressful life changes for most students. Some of these changes are episodic and correspond to major academic role transitions—for example the first few months following entrance to graduate school, preparation for comprehensive examinations, such points in the dissertation process as proposal defense and oral dissertation defense, the first months of an internship (especially after a geographical relocation), and beginning work as a new professional. Other stressful life changes occur more randomly. Some are associated with the graduate school environment, while others are not (e.g., death of loved ones, being a crime victim, having a health problem). Levine and Perkins (1997), in a chapter titled “Is a Soap Opera, ” found the occurrence of critical life events to be the rule rather than the exception. One study found that during the first 6 months of graduate studies, students reported an average of 3.9 stressful life events (Goplerud, 1978).

This chapter examines aspects of stress that may be especially relevant to students in graduate psychology training. First, specific stressors of graduate training are examined. Second, organizational and role contributions to the production of stress are discussed, related to “job” and working conditions of graduate training programs. Third, a theoretical analysis of the processes involved in stress mastery with the primary role that social support plays in the successful resolution of stress reactions is presented. Finally, strategies for dealing with stress during graduate training, including the need to gain a perspective, to become informed, and to manage anxiety, are highlighted.

-129-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Succeeding in Graduate School: The Career Guide for Psychology Students
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 400

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.