psychological adjustment

psychological adjustment

Psychology The mental response of a person to a dread life situation–eg, AIDS, CA, imminent death Stages Denial–this is not happening; anger–why me?; bargaining–if God lets me live, I'll join the Peace Corps; depression; acceptance
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Results revealed that participants reported significant decrements in their level of pathological distress; they moved from an impaired to a non-impaired status on an empirically validated measure of psychological adjustment.
In a study of patients who survived MI, those who used a more general problem-solving coping style reported better social and psychological adjustment following hospital discharge than those using a more global emotional-focused coping style (Keckeisen & Nyamathi, 1990).
This study examined the contributions of individual and family factors-specifically identity development and perceived parental treatment - to the psychological adjustment of adolescents living in urban poverty.
For instance, in a study of 101 boys and girls living in the San Francisco Bay Area and followed from age 3 to 18, Jonathan Shedler and Jack Block - both psychologists at the University of California, Berkeley - found that those who occasionally experimented with drugs as teenagers exhibited the best psychological adjustment.
Research is cited that reveals positive correlations between religiosity and coping, psychological adjustment, and global life satisfaction, independent of the contribution of sociality.
The present study examined the role played by drinking partners in the psychological adjustment of Jamaican adolescents who consume alcohol.
The researchers have yet to analyze data on anxiety, social activities and feelings of well-being following the death of a spouse, or the influence of reported religious faith on psychological adjustment to the loss.
The psychological adjustment of adult clients and their parents following closed head injury.
Previous research investigating the relationship of perceived family functioning and adolescent psychological adjustment has consistently related conflict to maladjustment among white adolescents (Kleinman et al.
Another third of the sample displayed small increases in self-esteem, but their overall psychological adjustment and academic performance were no better than those of the group with consistently high self-esteem.
The chapter encompasses the stages of psychological adjustment to ALS, the reactions of friends and the medical community, and many other factors commonly experienced by families affected by a chronic illness.
1986; Heath & Lynch, 1988; Landis, 1962), ego identity (Grossman, Shea, & Adams, 1980), family concept (Isaacs & Levin, 1984; Rozendal, 1983), and general psychological adjustment and well-being (Cooney, Smyer, Hadestad & Klock, 1986; Dancy & Handal, 1984; Enos & Handal, 1986, 1987; Hetherington, Cox, & Cox, 1985; Kulka & Weingarten, 1979; Lopez, Campbell, & Watkins, 1988; Pett, 1982; Rosen, 1979; Wallerstein, 1985; Wallerstein & Kelly, 1979).

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