01 Sep Coping mechanisms of gifted during stressfull events
Coping mechanisms of gifted during stressfull events
Dynamic flash presentation237Mojmir Mykiska, Charles University, Czech Republic
North AmericaThu 15:45 - 17:15
This dynamic flash presentation aims to examine speficifs of coping with stress withing gifted population. Its goal is to identify stressors that might be unique to gifted and to discover, which coping mechanisms are prefered by them. This analysis is based by searching and analyzing literature and composing in-depth interviews with several gifted of 20 to 30 years old. Based on Lazarus´s theory of cognitive appraisal, we can imagine there would be a specific way of percieving and interpreting stresfull events by gifted, since they have a certain way of thinking, that is different to the rest of population.
Further research might help us understand, what coping mechanisms are more efficient and then help us apply these findings in everyday lifes of gifted, and to help them chose the right strategies.