© 1987

Coping with Negative Life Events

Clinical and Social Psychological Perspectives

  • C. R. Snyder
  • Carol E. Ford

Part of the The Plenum Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introductory Theoretical Viewpoint

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Effort Expenditure Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-17
    2. Thomas Ashby Wills
      Pages 19-50
    3. Carol E. Ford, Jack W. Brehm
      Pages 81-103
    4. Tom Pyszczynski, Jeff Greenberg
      Pages 105-129
  4. Control/Mastery Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-133
    2. Ronnie Janoff-Bulman, Christine Timko
      Pages 135-159
    3. John M. Neale, Jill M. Hooley, Lina Jandorf, Arthur A. Stone
      Pages 161-189
    4. Sharon S. Brehm
      Pages 191-212
  5. Social Comparison Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-215
    2. Thomas Ashby Wills
      Pages 243-268
  6. Image Maintenance Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-272
    2. Barry R. Schlenker
      Pages 273-321
    3. Ann H. Baumgardner, Robert M. Arkin
      Pages 323-346
    4. C. R. Snyder, Robert N. Harris
      Pages 347-369
  7. Overview Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 371-372

About this book


"Like a Bridge over Troubled Waters" The surge of current interest in the interface between clinical and social psychology is well illustrated by the publication of a number of general texts and journals in this area, and the growing emphasis in graduate programs on providing training in both disciplines. Although the bene­ fits of an integrated clinical-social approach have been recognized for a number of years, the recent work in this area has advanced from the­ oretical extrapolations of social psychological models to clinical issues to theory and research that is based on social principles and conducted in clinical domains. It is becoming increasingly common to find social psy­ chologists pursuing research with clinical populations and clinical psy­ chologists investigating variables that have traditionally been in the realm of social psychology. A major area of interface between the two disciplines is in research and theory concerned with how individuals respond to negative events. In addition to the trend toward an integrated clinical-social approach, the growing body of literature in this area reflects the explosion of cur­ rent interest in the area of health psychology; work by clinical and social psychologists on the topics of stress and coping has been one of the major facets of this burgeoning field. The purpose of the present volume is to provide a common forum for recent advances in the clinical and social literature on responses to negative life outcomes.


Depression attention psychology social psychology stress

Editors and affiliations

  • C. R. Snyder
    • 1
  • Carol E. Ford
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Coping with Negative Life Events
  • Book Subtitle Clinical and Social Psychological Perspectives
  • Editors C.R. Snyder
    Carol E. Ford
  • Series Title The Plenum Series on Stress and Coping
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-42432-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-9867-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-9865-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 420
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Personality and Social Psychology
    Psychotherapy and Counseling
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