Within the cognitive assessment concept of feelings, evaluation of one's potential to deal with the outcomes of an encounter with external surroundings, which comes after a primary assessment. See also: coping potential; core relational themes.
What is SECONDARY APPRAISAL?
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SECONDARY APPRAISAL: "Secondary appraisal was first proposed by U.S. psychologist Richard S. Lazarus (1922"