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The Effects of Realistic and Unrealistic Optimism on Performance and Coping
(Vanderbilt University, 2016-04-26)
Historically, optimism has been studied as a dichotomous variable. However, research has found that there are two types of optimists: cautious/realistic and unrealistic/cockeyed. A cautious/realistic optimist is defined ...
Parent-Child Communication and Child Distress In Response to a Child’s Diagnosis of Cancer
(Vanderbilt University, 2007-04-16)
Childhood cancer is a disease that affects a relatively small number of children and families in the US each year, but those families who are affected are often devastated. The stress and heartbreak of childhood cancer ...
Children Coping with Cancer: Cross-Sectional and Prospective Relations between Parenting Behaviors and Children’s Coping
(Vanderbilt University, 2014)
Objective. Children diagnosed with cancer face numerous sources of stress and are at risk for emotional problems such as anxiety and depression. Parenting behavior and children’s coping are two important factors that may ...
The Relation of Negative Life Events to Symptoms and Functioning in Adolescents and Young Adults with a Childhood History of Chronic Abdominal Pain
(Vanderbilt University, 2010-04-07)
This paper looks at the effects of life stress on predicting health outcomes in chronic abdominal pain patients. It also looks at whether competence moderates the effects of life stress.
Child and Parental Factors Affecting Coping Strategies and Psychosocial Outcomes for Parents with Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome
(Vanderbilt University, 2016-04-12)
Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a rare, genetic neurodevelopmental disability characterized by hyperphagia, mood swings and intellectual disability. Families with a child with PWS often experience increased family tensions ...
The Impact of Stress on Autonomic Functioning in Chronic Abdominal Pain Patients
(Vanderbilt University, 2010-04-07)
This study examined the effect of social stress on chronic abdominal pain patients. Chronic abdominal pain (CAP) is a type of chronic pain common in children, experienced by 10-15 % of young children. Stress has been noted ...
Resilient Individuals Reform Their Assumptive Worlds after Stressful Life Events
(Vanderbilt University, 2012-04-11)
Individuals develop core attitudes and beliefs that bring a sense of reality and purpose to their lives. They make up one’s assumptive world. After a particular trauma or stressful life event, one’s assumptive world is ...
Psychological Predictors of Athletic Performance: Emotional Intelligence, Coping Style, and Mental Toughness
(Vanderbilt University, 2014-04)
The present study examined the psychological predictors of success as they relate to performance levels. To this end, study 1 was conducted investigating the foremost psychological constructs athletes employ while in a ...
African American and Euro-American Mother-Child Communication within the Context of Maternal Depressive Symptoms
(Vanderbilt University, 2015-04-15)
Past research has shown that depressive symptoms and race/ethnicity separately impact parenting behaviors, although the latter is often confounded with other contextual variables. This study examined the association of ...
Siblings Coping with Parental Depression: Similarities and Differences
(Vanderbilt University, 2015)
This study investigated similarities and differences in levels of internalizing and externalizing symptoms and strategies used to cope with stress in a sample of sibling pairs of 9-15 year-old children of depressed parents. ...