SECONDARY COPING

Refers to the process by which people adjust some aspect of the self and accept circumstances as they are. Also known as: secondary control coping. Compare with: primary coping.

SECONDARY COPING: "Stress and anxiety may trigger secondary coping mechanisms."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SECONDARY COPING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/secondary-coping/ (accessed July 29, 2020).
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