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ERIC Number: EJ161612
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1977
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The Effectiveness of Attentional Diversion and Situation Redefinition for Reducing Stress due to a Nonambiguous Threat
Bloom, Larry J.; And Others
Journal of Research in Personality, 11, 1, 83-94, Mar 77
Two potential strategies for coping with stress are "situation redefinition" (i.e., reappraising a stressful situation as nonstressful) and "attentional diversion" (i.e., focusing attention on a neutral or pleasant stimulus rather than on a stressful stimulus). Although these strategies have been discussed frequently by personality theorists, little experimental research has actually assessed their effectiveness. This research attempts to provide additional data and some needed answers. (Author/RK)
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