Benefit Finding: Identification of positive life changes that have resulted from major stressors.
Coping Efforts: Actual strategies used to mediate primary and secondary appraisals.
Coping Outcomes: Emotional well-being, functional status, health behaviors.
Coping Styles: Generalized ways of behaving that can affect a person's emotional or functional reaction to a stressor.
John Henryism: A strong behavioral predisposition to cope actively with psychosocial and environmental stressors.
Meaning-Based Coping: Coping processes which induce positive emotion, which in turn sustains the coping process by allowing reenactment of problem- or emotion-focused coping.
Positive Psychology: Examines how people develop and sustain characteristics, such as hope, wisdom, future mindedness, courage, spirituality, and perseverance in the face of significant stress.
Primary Appraisal: Evaluation of the significance of a stressor or threatening event.
Secondary Appraisal: Evaluation of the controllability of the stressor and a person's coping resources.
Social Support: Availability of confidants; feelings of interconnectedness.
Transactional Model of Stress and Coping: A framework for evaluating processes of coping with stressful events.