Coping Strategies as Proximal Mediators of LH Effects

  • Mario Mikulincer
Part of the The Springer Series in Social/Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)


A major issue in the analysis of human LH as a coping process is how people cope with lack of control and the impact of their coping responses on task performance. By coping I mean any and all cognitive and behavioral responses intended to resolve a mismatch between environmental outcomes and the individual’s wants or, at least, to minimize the threat implied by the mismatch (e.g., Lazarus & Folkman, 1984; Lazarus, 1991). These coping responses are shaped by the appraisal of the situation (e.g., goal relevance, controllability) and may have a wide variety of motivational, cognitive, emotional, and functional effects (e.g., Lazarus & Folkman, 1984; Smith, 1990).


Coping Strategy Coping Response Mental Structure Avoidance Coping Test Task 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Mikulincer
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  1. 1.Bar-Ilan UniversityRamat GanIsrael

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