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In this book, the authors have not only provided the theoretical underpinning of the phenomenon of stress and coping with it, but through their analysis of several case-reports drive home the fact that there cannot be any single unitary global explanation, as the perception of stress and modalities of coping with it vary across cultures and societies. Their insights into the Indian experience are valuable and highly rewarding.
The book provides several useful theoretical and practical inputs on effective coping under varying internal and external conditions. The Indian cases and their pedagogical analysis with contrasts drawn with the western culture describe the significance of the contribution of culture in coping strategy. The interactive exercises included could be used as diagnostic tools for the readers. The suggestions for stress management and coping are included to help the readers in effective coping.
This book provides a new perspective to the theories of stress and coping