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Stress and coping unpacked: exploring the myths, mysteries, and magic of coping

Tracey Devonport ©2016
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Sport is a goal oriented context characterized by critical moments of intense pressure as well as ongoing demands.

This webinar examines stress and coping in athletes, coaches, and sports officials.

Split into three parts, the first part explores stress and coping through identification of the common stressors cited and coping strategies employed.

The second part considers the way in which coping strategies are categorized and examined.

Finally, part three explores proactive coping interventions. The webinar concludes by highlighting future challenges for coping research and applied work.

Learning Outcomes of the webinar.

  • Describe stress and coping
  • Demonstrate a range of coping strategies identified through published anecdotes and research
  • Identify the differences between reactive and future oriented coping
  • Describe theoretically informed proactive coping interventions
  • Identify the future challenges of coping research and applied work

About the Presenter

Tracey Devonport is a Reader in Sport and Exercise Psychology the University of Wolverhampton. She is registered as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council and accredited with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) for scientific support (Psychology). Tracey was made a Fellow of BASES in 2015. Her research interests primarily lie around stress, coping, and emotion regulation. In particular, she is interested in applied research with a focus on intervention development and delivery. To date she has authored more than 50 peer refereed journal articles, three books and 13 book chapters.