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Lazarus, Richard S.

Works: 89 works in 474 publications in 9 languages and 18,088 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: BF575.S75, 152.4
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Most widely held works by Richard S Lazarus
Emotion and adaptation by Richard S Lazarus( )
22 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and French and held by 2,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work provides a complete theory of the emotional processes, explaining how different emotions are elicited and expressed, and how the emotional range of individuals develops over their lifetime. The author's approach puts emotion in a central role as a complex, patterned, organic reaction to both daily events and long-term efforts on the part of the individual to survive, flourish and achieve. In his view, emotions cannot be divorced from other functions - whether biological, social or cognitive - and express the intimate, personal meaning of what individuals experience. As coping and adapting processes, they are seen as part of the on-going effort to monitor changes, stimuli and stresses arising from the environment
Passion and reason : making sense of our emotions by Richard S Lazarus( Book )
25 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 2,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Oxford published Emotion and Adaptation, the landmark 1991 book on the psychology of emotion by internationally acclaimed stress and coping expert Richard Lazarus, Contemporary Psychology welcomed it as "a brightly shining star in the galaxy of such volumes." Psychologists, psychiatrists, and researchers hailed it as a masterpiece, a major breakthrough in our understanding of the emotional process and its central role in the adaptation of individuals and our species. What was still needed, however, was a book for general readers and health care practitioners that would dispel the myths still surrounding cultural beliefs about emotion and systematically explain the relevance of the newest research to the emotional dramas of our everyday lives. Now, in Passion and Reason, Dr. Lazarus and his co-author and wife, Bernice Lazarus, move beyond overly technical treatments of the subject, clinical jargon, and "feel-good" popular psychology to really explain, in plain, accessible language, how emotions are aroused, how they are managed, and how they critically shape our views of ourselves and the world around us. The Lazaruses explore the short- and long-term causes and effects of many emotions, evaluating research on stress and health, and the links between negative emotions and heart disease, cancer, and other physical and mental diseases. They make a strong case that, contrary to common assumption, emotions are not irrational - our emotions, motives, and thoughts are inextricably linked. This linkage makes it possible to understand each emotion with precision. Passion and Reason describes how readers can interpret what lies behind their own emotions and those of their families, friends, and co-workers. While not intended as a how-to book, its treatment of the emotions, the situations that arouse them, and how people deal with them still provides useful ideas about how to manage our emotions more effectively. Exploring fifteen emotions in depth, from love to jealousy, the authors show how the personal meaning we give to the events and conditions of our lives trigger such emotions as anger, anxiety, guilt, and pride. Basic to these accounts are a set of fascinating vignettes, stories of actual emotions as they were experienced by real people, which frame a "biography" of each emotion. Some are composite case histories drawn from Dr. Lazarus's long career, but most are accounts of people the Lazaruses have known over the years - people whose emotional fears, conflicts, and desires mirror the reader's own. The Lazaruses also offer a special chapter on the diverse strategies of coping people use in managing their emotions. Another chapter on psychotherapy, "When Coping Fails," which is also informed by a case history, details the therapeutic approaches to emotional distress and dysfunction currently available. These range from traditional Freudian psychoanalysis to continuing research into relaxation techniques, meditation, hypnosis, and biofeedback. Packed with insight and compellingly readable, Passion and Reason will enrich all readers fascinated by our emotional lives
Stress and coping : an anthology ( Book )
27 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hans Selye: History and Present Status of the Stress Concept. Jerome E. Singer and Laura M. Davidson: Specificity and Stress Research. Norman Cousins: Anatomy of an Illness (As Perceived by the Patient) Shelley E. Taylor: Health Psychology: The Science and the Field. Rene Dubos: The Living World. Andrew Baum: Toxins, Technology, and Natural Disasters. Edwin A. Locke and M. Susan Taylor: Stress, Coping, and the Meaning of Work. Allen D. Kanner, S . Shirley Feldman, Daniel A. Weinberger, and Martin E. Ford: Uplifts , Hassles, and Adaptational Outcomes in Early Adolescents. Richard S . Lazarus and Susan Folkman: The Concept of Coping. Susan Folkman and Richard S. Lazarus: Coping and Emotion. Frances Cohen: Measurement of Coping. Salvatore R. Maddi and Szanne C. Kobasa: The Development of Hardiness. Deborah Belle: Gender Differences in the Social Moderators of Stress. Logan Wright: The Type A Behavior Pattern and Coranry Artery Disease: Quest for the Active Ingredients and the Elusive Mechanism. James Anthony: The Response to Overwhelming Stress in Children: Some Introductory Comments. Leonard I. Pearlin: Life Strains and Psykological Distress Among Adults. David Mechanic: Some Modes of Adaptation. Rose Weitz: Uncertainty and the Lives of Persons with AIDS. Richard Suchulz and Janet Schlarb: Two Decades of Research on Dying: What Do We Know About the Patient? Camille B. Wortman and Roxane Cohen Silver: The Myths of Coping with Loss. Ethel Roskies: Stress Management: A New Approach to Treatment. Richard H. Cox: Intervention Strategies. Stanton Peele: Out of the Habit Trap. Kenneth R. Pelletier and Robert Lutz: Healthy People - Healthy Business: A Critical Review of Stress Management Programs in the Workplace
Coping with aging by Richard S Lazarus( )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Coping with Aging" is the final project of the late Richard S. Lazarus, the man whose landmark book "Emotion and Adaptation" put the study of emotion in play in the field of psychology. In this volume, Lazarus examines the experience of aging from the standpoint of the individual, rather than as merely a collection of statistics and charts. This technique is in line with his long-standing belief that experiences should be looked at in their specific contexts, rather than squeezed into an overly general statistical viewpoint that loses the subjects' motivations. Drawing on his five decades of pioneering research, Lazarus looks aging, emotion, and coping, and stability and change in both environment and personality. Because Lazarus mixes academic rigor with everyday examples, this volume will be both useful to scholars and accessible to the lay audience that has so much gain from a systematic understanding of aging and emotion
Stress, appraisal, and coping by Richard S Lazarus( Book )
30 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The reissue of a classic work, now with a foreword by Daniel Goleman!. Here is a monumental work that continues in the tradition pioneered by co-author Richard Lazarus in his classic book Psychological Stress and the Coping Process . Dr. Lazarus and his collaborator, Dr. Susan Folkman, present here a detailed theory of psychological stress, building on the concepts of cognitive appraisal and coping which have become major themes of theory and investigation. As an integrative theoretical analysis, this volume pulls together two decades of research and thought on issues in behavioral medicine, e
Personality by Richard S Lazarus( Book )
35 editions published between 1963 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Patterns of adjustment and human effectiveness by Richard S Lazarus( Book )
26 editions published between 1961 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Personality and adjustment by Richard S Lazarus( Book )
42 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"There are three choices an author has to make in presenting the field of personality and adjustment in the limited space of one hundred or so pages. First, he can offer a systematic viewpoint within which to encompass the field, either borrowing from one of the many theoretical treatments available, or creating a new one of his own. Second, he can attempt to summarize or review the theories and empirical findings that make up the subject matter of the field. Third, he can survey the field from the point of view of the main problems and issues, showing the ways they are resolved; in this approach he would bring in research findings only to illustrate these matters, and to serve as prototypes of the scientific efforts designed to deal with them. I have adopted the third solution for this book in the conviction that the greatest sense of order and the broadest perspective can be achieved by discussing the main issues personality theorists have attempted to resolve, the issues which have been the subject of empirical research. What emerges, then, is an introduction to a rich world of ideas for the person who wishes to know how and why as well as what. I hope that the reader, armed with an awareness of the questions and problems provided here, will make further and more meaningful explorations into man's knowledge and speculations about personality and adjustment"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Stress and emotion : a new synthesis by Richard S Lazarus( Book )
28 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Danish and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sequel to Stress, Appraisal and Coping, this volume explores the latest findings and trends in research and theory. It focuses on the rationale for a cognitive-mediational approach to stress and the emotions
Psychological stress and the coping process by Richard S Lazarus( Book )
21 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adjustment and personality by Richard S Lazarus( Book )
21 editions published in 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The systematic study of the whole man is undertaken in two inseparable fields, identified as the psychology of adjustment and the psychology of personality. Adjustment and personality are unifying concepts because they include the various subordinate processes of motivation, emotion, and cognition. To the psychologist of personality, the organization of the subordinate processes is the essence of personality. In Part I, we take up separately the concepts of adjustment and personality. With man so complicated an organism it is not surprising that many schemes would exist for conceptualizing his personality. However, this multitude of schemes also attests to the early stage of our present knowledge, for science normally progresses by dropping poor theories that do not conform to the empirical world and developing more advanced ones that do a better job of encompassing all that is known. Most of the theoretical systems that we are about to explore are products of the early twentieth century, although they all have roots that go far back in the history of ideas. As our knowledge broadens, the present theories will be replaced or modified to keep pace with it. These refinements will be better stated and lead us more successfully to specify the biological and social conditions of life on which personality depends. The theories that we shall explore should be regarded as halting, beginning steps toward understanding personality, taken only recently in a modern science less than one hundred years old. The reader should recognize that theories vary in degree of elaborateness or completeness. They may be in early stages of development with only the most basic postulates available. The second part of the book takes up the historical aspect of personality and adjustment in contrast with contemporaneous descriptions. We began our treatment of personality and adjustment with a discussion of the nature of the concept of adjustment. A key point was the interdependence of processes of adjustment and personality structure. For this reason we proceeded to examine personality, its nature, theories about it, its development, and the biological and social conditions of life that are influential in its formation. Thus in Part III we are prepared to return to the processes of adjustment in the context of this background. Adjustment is conceived as continually occurring in response to internal pressures and environmental demands, but special problems are created for the person when these demands become excessive; when an individual is exposed to conditions of stress. It is therefore of great importance to consider the nature of stress and its implications for the adjustment process. Part IV can be seen as the "pay-off" section, which discusses how the knowledge accumulated about adjustment and personality might be employed to solve some of the pressing psychological problems of mankind. Our objective in the last section on assessment, treatment and other applications is not so much to catalog and detail the areas of application as to outline and assess the problems underlying them. Furthermore, this is not a manual to teach the reader how to diagnose and treat but rather a treatise on the fundamental concepts underlying the methods of assessment and treatment. To some readers the inclusion of these areas of psychological concern, although obviously related to adjustment and personality, may seem specialized and technical. However, nowadays the lay person (including the beginning student as well as those who have had no formal psychological training) is aware of diagnosis and therapy as he has never been before. The mass media frequently touch upon these subjects, and it is in the interest of a high level of education to inform properly the student of psychology about these very fundamental areas of inquiry and application." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Fundamental concepts in clinical psychology by G. Wilson Shaffer( Book )
14 editions published in 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The present book represents an effort to present a systematic and integrated group of topics that are fundamental to satisfactory movement in the clinical field. The emphasis of the book is placed on theory and methodology and is therefore directed both to the beginning student in clinical psychology and to the person who has developed some competence with clinical techniques. For the beginning student the book should serve as an introduction to later training and practice. We have assumed that such a student will have some knowledge of general and abnormal psychology. In an ideal situation, of course, he would have broad basic preparation. For the advanced student the book will tie together the personality and clinical field in such a way as to give his procedures more meaning"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Psychology and health ( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five lectures on the theme of psychology and health were presented at the 1983 APA [American Psychological Association] Convention by leading scholars in the area of health psychology. Four of those lectures are presented in this volume--those of Joseph Matarazzo, Barbara Melamed, Richard Lazarus, and Gary Schwartz. These scholars probe the increasingly well-documented and complex relations between health and behavior. /// The thrust of these lectures, taken as a whole, is that new knowledge about the complex relationship between health and behavior is providing fertile ground for professionals in the bio-behavioral sciences. The cooperation of psychologists, physicians, and other health professionals will become increasingly important as the influences of behavior on physical health are more widely discovered and understood. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
The Praeger handbook on stress and coping ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The riddle of man; an introduction to psychology by Richard S Lazarus( Book )
7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifty years of the research and theory of R.S. Lazarus : an analysis of historical and perennial issues by Richard S Lazarus( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of the articles written by the author throughout his extensive career, this book achieves three goals. First, it reprints selected research and theory papers on stress and coping from the 1950s to the present produced by Lazarus under five rubrics: his dissertation; perennial epistemological issues including the revolt of the 1940s and 1950s; his transition from laboratory to field research; the clinical applications of stress and coping; and expanding stress to the emotions. Second, it provides a running commentary on the origination of the issues discussed, what was occurring in
Clues to the riddle of man: readings in modern psychology by William K Graham( Book )
2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A laboratory study of psychological stress produced by a motion picture film by Richard S Lazarus( Book )
6 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Estrés y emoción : manejo e implicaciones en nuestra salud by Richard S Lazarus( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Estrés y procesos cognitivos by Richard S Lazarus( Book )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in Spanish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Lazarus, Richard
Lazarus, Richard S.
Lazarus, Richard Stanley 1922-
Lazarus, Richard Stanley 1922-2002
לאזארוס, ריצ׳ארד ס.
‏לזרוס, ריצ׳רד ס׳.
לזרוס, ריצ׳רד ס׳. לזרוס, ברניס נ׳. קראוס, מרים
ラザラス, リチャード・S
ラザルス, リチャード・S
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