Author(s): Matheson K, Kelly O, Cole B, Tannenbaum B, Dodd C,
Abstract Share this page
Abstract Ordinarily, when stressors are encountered, a cascade of cognitive and behavioural responses is evoked that serves to protect the individual from compromised well-being. When coping resources or skills are limited or ineffective, then psychological disturbances, such as depression, may ensue (Paykel, 2001). Although any number of factors could account for variations of stress resilience, this paper argues that early life experiences and relationships, and particularly those with parents or primary caregivers, may contribute to the development of appropriate styles of coping, which, in turn, influence affective responses in the face of stressors encountered in adulthood.
This article was published in Br J Soc Psychol
and referenced in Sociology and Criminology-Open Access