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Coping with a negative world in a positive way

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Published by Rosen Pub. Group in New York .
Written in English


  • Youth -- Religious life.,
  • Youth -- Conduct of life.,
  • Values.

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Edition Notes

StatementStephen C. Rose.
LC ClassificationsBV4531.2 .R64 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 136 p. :
Number of Pages136
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2726574M
ISBN 100823906760
LC Control Number86020391

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Emotion-focused coping: You spend your lunch break reading a book to distract yourself from catastrophic predictions that you’re going to be fired and become homeless. After work, you exercise and clean the house as a way to help you feel better so you can think about the situation more clearly. You might wonder why, if positive coping mechanisms are a good way in which to overcome a problem, why more people don’t utilise them. The answer is that although the negative coping mechanisms do not offer a long-term solution to our problem, they do have immediate effects when it comes to reducing the stressful feelings that the problem produces in the short-term. A combination of positive affect (in the absence of negative affect) and general life satisfaction is the definition of what term? Subjective well-being The second important message from the Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity report was related to culture and psychologist behavior. 4. As a Man Thinketh. The logic of the book As a Man Thinketh by James Allen follows the simple yet profound premise that your thoughts create your life. If you have practice negative thinking, you will create a life full of negative circumstances. On the contrary, when we practice positive thinking, ‘All the world softens towards us, and is ready to help us.’.