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PSYC 334 (1)
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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 334
Professor
Dean A Tripp
Semester
Winter

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Chapter 7- Making the Most of Emotional Experiences Emotion-Focused Coping - What is the value of an emotion? What does it do for us? - Original view = intense emotions as dysfunctional and irrational - The power of emotions traditionally is described in such negative terms as ‘the beast within’ o North American view - Stanton, UCLA o Adaptive potential of emotions o Discovered flaws in previous research o Studied emotion-focused coping - Active movement toward, rather than away from, a stressful encounter - Involves 2 related, yet distinct processes: o Emotional processing (understanding emotions) o Emotional expression (intentional display of feeling) - Research on effectiveness of approach-oriented emotion-focused coping and: o Cancer o Parental illness o Chronic racism o Infertility o Chronic pain - If we turned our attentions away from unpleasant feelings each time we experienced t
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