Anticipation and Control of Stressful Life Events: An Exploratory Analysis
The most difficult problem to be solved before we can thoroughly understand the effects of stressful life events is the basis for the large individual differences observed in reactions to these events. In general, we can look for explanation to two sources of variability. The first is individual predispositions and vulnerabilities. The second source of variability is the objective situation or context in which the stressful event or stimulus is experienced. Ironically, this source of variability has largely been ignored by investigators concerned with stressful life events while being the focus of almost all experimental research on stress in the laboratory.
KeywordsSocial Class Stressful Life Event Appendix Table Central Figure Anticipation Score
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