Crisis theory: A definitional study

Abstract

A cognitive model of crisis theory and data validating the theory are presented. The research is structured in terms of construct validation of a test of crisis behavior. Two hypotheses regarding the crisis test were tested. Hypothesis One states that individuals in situations that typically produce crisis will have a higher crisis score on the test, and Hypothesis Two states that there will be a negative correlation between crisis and defensiveness. Both hypotheses were validated and the meaning of the results and significance for future research are discussed.

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Halpern, H.A. Crisis theory: A definitional study. Community Ment Health J 9, 342–349 (1973). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01410870

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Keywords

  • Public Health
  • Negative Correlation
  • Health Psychology
  • Construct Validation
  • Cognitive Model