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Defense mechanisms, conflict management, coping strategies

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1. Discuss the three types of conflict and give an example to illustrate each one.

b. Which type of conflict is most likeluy to produce vacillation, and why?

3. a. Explain how coping responses may be either healthy or unhealthy.

b. Define "explanatory style." What are some of the things that optimists do that

are helpful in coping with with stress?

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1. Discuss the three types of conflict and give an example to illustrate each one.

Types of "conflict"
1. approach-approach - two types of programs to choose from, both of which are interesting to the college student.
2. avoidance-avoidance - opposite of the above example
3. approach-avoidance - one program is favorable and the other is not.
factors that influence the reaching of a goal (e.g., asking for a raise)
1. avoidance is "steeper" than approach (in an approach-avoidance
conflict, as you get closer to decision making, drive to avoid increases more quickly than drive to approach)
2. vacillation (indecision) -
3. increased drive -
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