- Oxford Library Of Psychology
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editor
- Stress, Health, and Coping: An Overview
- Stress and Coping across the Lifespan
- Perceived Control and the Development of Coping
- Gender, Stress, and Coping
- Affiliation and Stress
- Couples Coping with Chronic Illness
- Conservation of Resources Theory: Its Implication for Stress, Health, and Resilience
- Coping with Bereavement
- Resilience: The Meanings, Methods, and Measures of a Fundamental Characteristic of Human Adaptation
- Positive Emotions and Coping: Examining Dual-Process Models of Resilience
- Hedonic Adaptation to Positive and Negative Experiences
- Meaning, Coping, and Health and Well-Being
- Benefit-Finding and Sense-Making in Chronic Illness
- Religion and Coping: The Current State of Knowledge
- Coping, Spirituality, and Health in HIV
- Self-Regulation of Unattainable Goals and Pathways to Quality of Life
- Future-Oriented Thinking, Proactive Coping, and the Management of Potential Threats to Health and Well-Being
- Regulating Emotions during Stressful Experiences: The Adaptive Utility of Coping through Emotional Approach
- The Dynamics of Stress, Coping, and Health: Assessing Stress and Coping Processes in Near Real Time
- Coping Interventions and the Regulation of Positive Affect
- Stress, Coping, and Health in HIV/AIDS
- Stress, Health, and Coping: Synthesis, Commentary, and Future Directions
Abstract and Keywords
Although bereavement is a normal part of life, it is associated with detrimental mental and physical health consequences and is thus an important topic in the context of stress, coping, and health. Research on the relationship between bereavement and physical and mental health is reviewed. Ways that persons cope are likely to interact with diverse risk factors (circumstances of death, intra- and interpersonal variables, etc.) to co-determine excesses in ill health or poor adaptation. Thus, close attention is given to empirical and theoretical contributions to understanding the relative effectiveness of different coping strategies. In addition to summarizing the state of knowledge in the field in the above areas, new directions for the field are considered.
Margaret S. Stroebe, Department of Clinical & Health Psychology, Utrecht University.
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