EMOTION-FOCUSED COPING By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 Coping strategy focusing on regulating negative emotional reactions to a stressor. See secondary coping. Compare problem focused coping. EMOTION-FOCUSED COPING: "Joe used emotion focused coping to manage his stress." Related Psychology Terms PROBLEM-FOCUSED COPING SECONDARY COPING PREVENTIVE STRESS MANAGEMENT STRESSOR AFTEREFFECTS EMOTIONAL REEDUCATION EMOTIONAL STABILITY COPING BEHAVIOR EMOTION-FOCUSED THERAPY DEFENDER STRATEGY SOCIAL PUNISHMENT Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "EMOTION-FOCUSED COPING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/emotion-focused-coping/ (accessed October 28, 2019).