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Lazarus, Richard S.

Works: 121 works in 622 publications in 10 languages and 20,208 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Popular works  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, ed, Other
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Most widely held works by Richard S Lazarus
Emotion and adaptation by Richard S Lazarus( )

29 editions published between 1900 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, Richard Lazarus offers a treatment of the psychology of emotion, its role in adaptation, and the issues that must be addressed to understand it. The work provides a complete theory of 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 ongoing effort to monitor changes, stimuli, and stresses arising from the environment. After defining emotion and discussing issues of classification and measurement, Lazarus turns to the topics of motivation, cognition, and causality as key concepts in this theory. Next he looks at individual emotions, both negative and positive, and examines their development in terms of social influences and individual events. Finally, he considers the long-term consequences of emotion on physical health and well-being, and the treatment and prevention of emotional dysfunction. --From publisher's description
Passion and reason : making sense of our emotions by Richard S Lazarus( )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 2,527 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
Coping with aging by Richard S Lazarus( )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,065 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. Lazarus examines the experience of aging from the standpoint of the individual, rather than merely as a collection of statistics and charts. Drawing on his five decades of pioneering research, Lazarus looks at 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 to gain from a systematic understanding of aging and emotion." -- Publisher's website
Stress and coping : an anthology by Alan Monat( Book )

32 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of articles on stress and coping covers stress and its effects, stress and the environment, the concept of coping, coping with the stresses of living and dying, and stress management
Stress, appraisal, and coping by Richard S Lazarus( Book )

34 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 1,450 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
Stress and emotion : a new synthesis by Richard S Lazarus( Book )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 1,235 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
Personality and adjustment by Richard S Lazarus( Book )

48 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,159 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)
Personality by Richard S Lazarus( Book )

32 editions published between 1963 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychological stress and the coping process by Richard S Lazarus( Book )

27 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adjustment and personality by Richard S Lazarus( Book )

23 editions published in 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 711 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)
Patterns of adjustment and human effectiveness by Richard S Lazarus( Book )

27 editions published between 1961 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamental concepts in clinical psychology by G. Wilson Shaffer( Book )

14 editions published in 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 539 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 )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 450 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)
Stress management for the healthy type A : theory and practice by Ethel Roskies( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personality; selected readings by Richard S Lazarus( Book )

24 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterns of adjustment by Richard S Lazarus( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Praeger handbook on stress and coping( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most famed figures in the psychology field worldwide, the late Richard Lazarus in his final years worked with co-editors Monat and Reevy to fashion this anthology focused on one area of psychology nearly every person can relate to - stress. A team of researchers presents current and classic findings on the mental and physical effects of stress, as well as the means to manage and cope with everyday stress as well as extreme stress. Chapters include one by Lance Armstrong on coping with cancer and a chapter by Dean Ornish explaining how stress - self-imposed or not - affects the heart. Today factors ranging from war, terrorism and disaster to discrimination, divorce and daily job struggles make all of us painfully aware of stress. These books give readers across backgrounds a solid introduction to classic and contemporary thought in a field so relevant to successful living. These volumes will also be of interest to researchers, students and scholars in psychology, health science, psychiatry, nursing and physical education. Topics addressed include: Work stress - Stress across cultures - Type A behavior - Stress and diet - Biochemical aspects of stress and emotion - Hardiness training - Coping by exercise or meditation - De-stressing with yoga or massage - Optimisim and health."--Publisher's website
The riddle of man; an introduction to psychology by Richard S Lazarus( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 259 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 )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 254 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 )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Emotion and adaptation
Passion and reason : making sense of our emotionsCoping with agingStress and coping : an anthologyStress, appraisal, and copingStress and emotion : a new synthesisThe Praeger handbook on stress and copingFifty years of the research and theory of R.S. Lazarus : an analysis of historical and perennial issues
Alternative Names
Lazarus, Richard

Lazarus, Richard 1922-2002

Lazarus Richard S.

Lazarus, Richard Stanley 1922-

Lazarus, Richard Stanley 1922-2002

Richard Lazarus Amerikaans psycholoog (1922-2002)

Richard Lazarus psychologue américain

Richard Lazarus US-amerikanischer Psychologe, Stressforscher und Hochschullehrer

Лазарус, Ричард

לאזארוס, ריצ׳ארד ס.

‏לזרוס, ריצ׳רד ס׳.

לזרוס, ריצ׳רד ס׳. לזרוס, ברניס נ׳. קראוס, מרים

לזרוס, ריצ'רד ס.

לזרוס, ריצ'רד סטנלי

라자루스, 리차드 1922-2002

라자루스, 리차드 S. 1922-2002

ラザラス, リチャード・S

ラザルス, R. S.

ラザルス, リチャード・S