The relationship between coping and emotion: implications for theory and research

Soc Sci Med. 1988;26(3):309-17. doi: 10.1016/0277-9536(88)90395-4.


Historically, coping has been viewed as a response to emotion. Our purpose here is to evaluate this idea and offer a broader view based on cognitive and relational principles concerning the emotion process. We will explore the ways emotion and coping influence each other in what must ultimately be seen as a dynamic, mutually reciprocal relationship.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological*
  • Emotions*
  • Humans
  • Research