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Editors: Kathryn M. Gow (Consulting Psychologist, Regional Australia), Marek J. Celinski (Private Practice, Toronto, Canada)
Book Description:
While our first book in this trilogy on resilience, resourcefulness, coping and recovery is focused more on the positivist outlook on life’s challenges, and the third book walks us through the heavy going of surviving trauma, this book focuses more on the 'know how', intra and inter psychically, about particular events that occur in life and how and why individuals react to them in different ways. Whether it is about internal resources, knowing how to tap into external resources, or how we determine that we are on the right path in life, this book examines interesting ideas and studies in the field of coping and survival. (Imprint: Nova Press)

Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-ix

Chapter 1. Overview
(Kathryn Gow and Marek Celinski) pp.1-10

Part 1: A Closer Look at Some of the Concepts and Measures Relating to Coping and Resilience pp.11-12

Chapter 2. Trends in Resilience Theory and Research
(Vladimír Kebza and Iva Šolcová) pp.13-30

Chapter 3. Life is More Than Survival: Exploring Links between Antonovsky’s Salutogenic Theory and the Concept of Resilience
(Monica Eriksson and Bengt Lindström) pp.31-46

Chapter 4. Social and Emotional Intelligence: Contributors to Resilience and Resourcefulness
(Anna Palucka, Marek Celinski, Douglas Salmon, Jr., and Peter Shermer) pp.47-62

Chapter 5. Personality Characteristics Related to Resilience: Seeking for a Common Core
(Iva Šolcová and Vladimír Kebza) pp.63-80

Chapter 6. Measuring Coping versus Symptom Intensity: Implications for Clinical Practice
(Douglas Salmon, Jr. and Marek Celinski)pp.81-96

Chapter 7. Use of ‘R-SOPAC’ In Cases of Physical and Psychological Trauma and Stress
(Douglas Salmon, Jr. and Marek Celinski) pp.97-120

Part 2: How Humans Cope and Survive in a Wide Variety of Life’s Challenges pp. 121-122

Chapter 8. The Role of Coping in the Development and Treatment of Chronic Pain
(Angela Dougall and Robert Gatchel)pp.123-140

Chapter 9. Religious Orientation and its Relation to Well-Being and Open-close mindedness across Different Religious Groups
(Kathryn Gow, Britt Separovich, Beverly Hii, and Victoria Gibbs)pp.141-162

Chapter 10. Life’s Stressors, Personality Strength and Nightmares
(Thania Siauw and Sandra Sacre)pp.163-180

Chapter 11. Coping, Stress and Anxiety in Elite Athletes
(Angela Christie and Kathryn Gow)pp.181-200

Chapter 12. The Relationship between Ego Strength, Coping Style and Adjustment to Marital Separation
(Sandra Sacre and Kathryn Gow)pp.201-220

Part 3: How Humans Cope When All Hell Breaks Loose pp.219-220

Chapter 13. Factors Influencing Differential Resiliency among Holocaust Survivors
(Janine Lurie-Beck, Poppy Liossis and Kathryn Gow) pp.221-244

Chapter 14. Exploring Coping Factors on Psychological Distress of Practising Religious Flood Victims
(Catherine Pritchard and Kathryn Gow)pp.245-268

Chapter 15. A Soldier’s Tale: Resilience as a Collective, rather than an as Individual, Response to Extreme Challenge
(Jacques Gouws)pp.269-280

Chapter 16. How Emergency Service Workers Cope With, and Grow From, Work-Related Stress and Trauma
(Jane Shakespeare-Finch) pp.281-296

Chapter 17. Psychological Resilience Training in the Australian Defence Force
(Andrew Cohn, Monique Crane and Stephanie Hodson)pp.297-312

Part 4: Surviving Work Pressures and Organisational Life pp.313-314

Chapter 18. Predicting Adaptability in Mixed-Culture Teams in an Airport Simulation
(Tamera Schneider, Charlene Stokes, and Joseph Lyons)pp.315-330

Chapter 19. Coping Strategies and Health among Call Centre Operators
(Richard Hicks and Verity Stoker-Biersteker)pp.331-348

Chapter 20. Employee Perceived Workplace Stress: Examining Core Self-Evaluations, Political Skill, Coping Strategies and Support
(Deborah Farrell and Kathryn Gow)pp.349-368

Chapter 21. Stress and Stress Resilience, Emotional Intelligence, and Perfectionism in an Australian Workplace Sample
(Margo Crowther and Richard Hicks)pp.369-384

Chapter 22. How Burned Out Employees Perceive Work Stress and Organisational Burnout
(Suzanne Roberston and Kathryn Gow)pp.385-402

Chapter 23. Reframing Work-Life Interface Stressors as Challenges
Prudence Millear and Poppy Liossis pp.403-418

Chapter 24. Workplace Spirituality and Burnout among Human Service Workers
(Tim Klein and Kathryn Gow)pp.419-440

Part 5: Wayfinding through Education and Learning Challenges

Chapter 25. Personality Modes Drive Growth in Living and Learning
(Frank Lucatelli)pp.441-460

Chapter 26. Engendering Resilience in Families Facing Chronic Adversity through Family Intervention Programs
(Karol Kumpfer, Jing Xie and Qing-Qing Hu)pp.461-484

Chapter 27. Resilience in University Students: Academic Success, Recollected Parental Style, and Coping Strategies.
(Abby McCann & Richard Hicks0 pp.485-500

Chapter 28. Transition to University: How Individual Characteristics Can Affect Students' Satisfaction with their Course.
(Kirsten McKenzie and Kathryn Gow)pp.501-518

Chapter 29. Do Chronic Moral Emotions Mediate between Value Congruence and Psychological Wellbeing in University Students
(Andrew Hall, Kathryn Gow and Michael Penn)pp.519-532

Index pp.533-553

      Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 562
   ISBN: 978-1-61122-866-3
   Status: AV
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