Life Stress and Adjustment: Effects of Cognitive Content and Cognitive Organization

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Individual differences of cognitive organization and content were investigated as they relate to adaptation to remote, recent, and immediate life stress. Outside the field of stress, prior researchers have implicated cognitive organization with adjustment and cognitive content with specific psychopathology. As for behavioral adaptation to life stress, cognitive organization was viewed as a major factor in emotional vulnerability and adjustment, and cognitive content as a major factor in the mood disturbance of depression. Behavioral adaptation was defined in terms of current emotional vulnerability, adjustment and negative changes in the immediate (last six months), recent (over six months), and remote (over ... continued below

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Hickox, Sherrie Danene May 1985.

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Individual differences of cognitive organization and content were investigated as they relate to adaptation to remote, recent, and immediate life stress. Outside the field of stress, prior researchers have implicated cognitive organization with adjustment and cognitive content with specific psychopathology. As for behavioral adaptation to life stress, cognitive organization was viewed as a major factor in emotional vulnerability and adjustment, and cognitive content as a major factor in the mood disturbance of depression. Behavioral adaptation was defined in terms of current emotional vulnerability, adjustment and negative changes in the immediate (last six months), recent (over six months), and remote (over one year) past.

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Hickox, Sherrie Danene. Life Stress and Adjustment: Effects of Cognitive Content and Cognitive Organization, dissertation, May 1985; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc331234/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .