header, coping, cope(noun)
brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
The top layer of a brick wall, especially one that slopes in order to throw off water
(Psychology) the process of managing taxing circumstances, expending effort to solve personal and interpersonal problems, and seeking to master, minimize, reduce or tolerate stress or conflict.
the highest or covering course of masonry in a wall, often with sloping edges to carry off water; -- sometimes called capping
Origin: [See Cope, n.]
In psychology, coping is expending conscious effort to solve difficult personal and interpersonal problems, and seeking to master, minimize or tolerate stress or conflict. Psychological coping mechanisms are commonly termed coping strategies or coping skills. Unconscious or non conscious strategies are generally excluded. The term coping generally refers to adaptive or constructive coping strategies, i.e., the strategies reduce stress levels. However, some coping strategies can be considered maladaptive, i.e., stress levels increase. Maladaptive coping can thus be described, in effect, as non-coping. Furthermore, the term coping generally refers to reactive coping, i.e., the coping response follows the stressor. This contrasts with proactive coping, in which a coping response aims to head off a future stressor. Coping responses are partly controlled by personality, but also partly by the social context, particularly the nature of the stressful environment.
The numerical value of coping in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of coping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.
In such moments I can't escape the truth that I'm not coping as well as I pretend to be.
People have good coping mechanisms and it's in their DNA that when storms are coming they know what to do.
The notion that the colonel need be a better man than the private is as confused as the notion that the keystone need be stronger than the coping stone.
The findings tell us that one person may use multiple coping mechanisms over time — something that's pretty exciting, since we didn't know this before.
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