Optimism, Pessimism, and Stress

M. F. Scheier, C. S. Carver

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Optimists generally expect good things to happen to them; pessimists expect outcomes that are more negative. This article links differences in optimism and pessimism to the ways in which people cope with stress and explores how these coping differences help to promote the kinds of outcomes that optimists and pessimists receive. © 2007

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Stress
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780123739476
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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