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Belinskaya E.P. Coping as social-cultural problem

Full text in Russian: Белинская Е.П. Совладание как социально-психологическая проблема
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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The history of coping strategies studies is presented in contemporary social-cultural background which distinctive feature is high dynamism of social processes. It is emphasize approaches to coping, which differ on their theoretical and empirical bases have "the general vector" – coping is the dynamic process determined not only by characteristics of the situation or personal features, but their interaction. It is stated that the given interaction leads to complex cognitive estimation including both interpretation by the subject of a situation, and its representation about itself in it. Personal and social resources are considered from this point of view.

Keywords: coping, difficult life situations, personal and social coping resources, coping strategies, dynamic approach in coping behavior research


The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities, project 08-06-00252а.

Cyrillic letters are transliterated according to BSI standards. The titles are given in author’s translation [in square brackets].

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Belinskaya Elena P. Ph.D., Professor, Department of Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Mokhovaya 11/5, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Belinskaya, E. P. (2009). Coping as social-cultural problem. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 1(3). Retrieved from [in Russian, abstr. in English].

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