About this Research Topic
Researchers all over the world build their research on this or other concepts of dyadic coping and many typically use the Dyadic Coping Inventory (DCI) for assessing dyadic coping. So far, research on dyadic coping has been systematically presented in two books, one written by Revenson, Kayser, & Bodenmann in 2005 focussing on emerging perspectives on couples’ coping, the other by Falconier, Randall, & Bodenmann more recently in 2016 addressing intercultural aspects of dyadic coping in African, American, Asian and European couples.
This Research Topic will examine dyadic coping in different areas, highlighting new research on dyadic coping in basic research as well as clinical and intervention studies. We aim to make visible most recent studies on dyadic coping:
(a) in various research domains such as health psychology, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, personality psychology,
(b) different cultures and ethnicities,
(c) different age groups (adolescent couples, adult couples, elderly couples),
(d) different stressors (chronic illness, psychological disorders, critical life events, daily hassles, financial strain, transition to parenthood, transition to retirement),
(e) assessing predictors of dyadic coping (e.g., motivation, physiology, personality traits),
(f) assessing processes of dyadic coping (sequences, dynamics, slopes) and
(g) using new methods (experiments, daily diaries, EAR, videotaped interaction coding, State-Space-Grids, etc.).
The state-of-the-art in dyadic coping research shall be highlighted by a broad variety of contributions representing the different evolutions in the field.
Keywords: Dyadic coping, Dyadic appraisals, Dyadic goals, Couple Support, Spousal support
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