Assignment 2: How Do We Cope?
Richard Lazarus (1984) delineated two types of coping strategies—emotion-focused and problem-focused. Both strategies include cognitive and behavioral strategies.
For this assignment, interview three friends or family members. Ask them how they cope with stress. From their responses, generate a list of at least thirty different coping strategies. Next, classify which strategies are emotion-focused and which are problem-focused. Explain why you classified ten of the strategies the way that you did. Discuss which strategy—emotion-focused or problem-focused—you personally think is more helpful in coping with stress. Support your answer with examples and reasoning.
Submit your answers in a 2- to 3-page Microsoft Word document.
Name your document SU_PSY4420_W4_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.doc and submit it.
Cite any sources using APA format on a separate page.