Adaptive Coping Strategies: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following terms refers to the healthy way of dealing with stress that increases functioning?

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1. Which of the following reduce the symptoms related to the stress for a short time, but do not decrease the strength of the thing that is causing the stress?

2. Which of the following is an adaptive coping strategy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

People cope in different ways and some are more beneficial than others. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you quiz yourself on adaptive and maladaptive coping mechanisms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to see what you know about:

  • The meaning of adaptive and maladaptive in terms of coping behaviors
  • Types of adaptive coping techniques
  • Examples of maladaptive coping strategies

Skills Practiced

Students will be able to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding mechanisms of coping with stress
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson such as adaptive vs. maladaptive coping methods

Additional Learning

If you are interested in pursuing this subject further, take a look at the accompanying lesson called Adaptive Coping Strategies: Definition & Examples. The lesson includes the following objectives:

  • Define coping
  • Differentiate between healthy and unhealthy coping strategies
  • Describe how adaptive coping methods work