Coping refers to efforts to master, reduce, or tolerate the demands created by stress. " General points for consideration: people cope with stress in many ways. It is most adaptive to use a variety of coping strategies: coping strategies vary in their adaptive value. Giving up can be adaptive in some instances, such as when goals are unrealistic. However viewing giving up as goal adjustment instead may be in one"s best interest in a given situation. Comparison of the relationship between media violence and aggression to other correlations. Many studies have found a correlation between exposure to media violence and aggression. However, some critics have argued that the correlation is too weak to have any practical significance in the real world. In a rebuttal of this criticism, bushman and anderson (2001) note that the average correlation in studies of media violence and aggression is . 31. Stress sometimes leads to poor impulse control, or self-indulgence.