Stress management and defense mechanisms in institutionalised environments


  • Olga Domnica MOLDOVAN


adolescence, stress, defense mechanisms, coping, stress management, familial environment, residential environment, child protection institution, adjustment to stress.


In the theoretical and experimental work of
H.Selye, the theories and concepts about stress and reacting
modalities of human persons, have covered the whole gamut
of psychological trends, from the psycoanalytic one to the
cognitive one. The attitudes of the authors and researchers
varied also from an absolute denial of this concept, to its
unconditional acceptance and to attributing it an essential
part in all the unsolved problems. The author presents her
own research about stressed adolescents from natural
families and institutionalised adolescents.


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