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The problems related to the analysis and assessment of psychological coping are complex, particularly with responses such as defence, where many processes are not immediately accessible to conscious awareness. Without reliable and quantifiable measures, little progress can be made towards understanding the role of psychological defence in human experience. The multifaceted nature of defence, and the relevance of experimental and clinical psychology, psychometrics, psychodynamics, psychiatry and psychophysiology, makes it particularly difficult to investigate. A concerted action was set up in 1983 with the aim of stimulating international collaborative research into problems of quantification of stress and adaptation. Participants have tackled a wide variety of topics ranging from basic biological regulatory processes to measurements in psychosocial epidemiology.

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Authors: OLFF M, University of Utrecht, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology (NL);GODAERT G, University of Utrecht, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology (NL);URSIN H (EDITORS), University of Bergen, Institute of Physiological Psychology (NO)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13271 EN (1991) 327 pp.
Availability: Springer-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Postfach 10 52 80, Tiergartenstrasse 17, D-6900 Heidelberg 1 (DE)
ISBN: ISBN 3-540-53821-6;ISBN 0
Record Number: 199111496 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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