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Models of Coping with Stress and Resilience

Can you compare and contrast two or three of the models of coping with stress (problem focused, emotion focused, meaning focused, social, proactive, religious, social support, resilience). Try to choose one that you use a lot, and one or two that seem quite different to you (you don't need to identify which is which). What do you see as the strengths and limitations of each?

It would be great if you respond to this question by stating your opinions on the empirical findings of research and on the topic of 'coping and resilience'. Thank you

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Interesting assignment! Let's look at two models which you can consider for this assignment. The study of people's responses to stressful or challenging situations has indeed generated a vast literature, as you probably know. Indeed, the concept of coping strategies used to describe these responses has received a great deal of attention.

1. Can you compare and contrast two or three of the models of coping with stress (problem focused, emotion focused, meaning focused, social, proactive, religious, social support, resilience). Try to choose one that you use a lot, and one or two that seem quite different to you (you don't need to identify which is which). What do you see as the strengths and limitations of each? It would be great if you respond to this question by stating your opinions on the empirical findings of research and on the topic of 'coping and resilience'. Thank you.

Let's look at the following two models:

1. Humpfer Resilience Model (1999)

Assumes:
· Resilience comes in people e.g., internal factors determine the level of coping.
· It is the ability to bounce back (recover) when hit with unexpected demands out of the blue.
· It the ability to take things in stride.

The model is an active coping model, where people use internal factors of resilience (self-efficacy and secure attachment) in times ...

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Compares and contrasts two or three of the models of coping with stress (problem focused, emotion focused, meaning focused, social, proactive, religious, social support, resilience), including the strengths and limitations of each. Validated and assessed through empirical findings on the topic of 'coping and resilience'.

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