Face Your Fears Head-On

Psychology professor, Mary Pritchard, from Boise State University gives some insight into handling a stressful situation as it occurs. She gives three options for coping: Avoidant coping, Emotion-focused coping, and Problem-focused coping. Avoidant coping takes place through either behavioral disengagement, such as drug use, or cognitive/mental disengagement, such as denial. This form of coping can lead to depression. Emotion-focused coping addresses the stressor’s emotional consequences by seeking support, praying, or even venting. This form of coping can lead to relieved stress but does not fix the problem causing it, making it a good solution for situations in which you have no control. The third option is Problem-focused coping.

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