chapter  7
Locus of Control and Coping Behavior
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In Chapter 1 , evidence was presented suggesting that perceived control can moderate the impact of potentially stressful experiences. However, most of the studies discussed in that chapter consisted of laboratory analogues, and those reports that focused on real life events consisted for the most part of anecdotes or uncontrolled observational data. In this chapter we will explore the relativelY recent literature that concerns the manner in which people cope with their real life stresses. While there has been an upsurge in empirical studies linking locus of control and stress management, there have also been a number of books published in the 1970s concerned with survival in the face of extreme stress.