a stress-management technique enacted prior the encountering of a stressful event. It may involve minimizing the problems associated with the stress. This type of coping has been shown to increase toward old age.

ANTICIPATORY COPING: "The individual used anticipatory coping techniques to cope ahead and delegate his or her work tasks to another individual prior to his or her operation."
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