Episode 3: Coping with Stress with Dr David Fletcher
We all feel pressure and strain from time-to-time, but why do some of us find certain situations more stressful than others? In this episode, Dr Dan Brown interviews Dr David Fletcher, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Performance Psychology at Loughborough University. Their conversation explores what stress is and the possible explanations for different experiences.
Key research covered in this episode:
- Lazarus’ early book on stress as a transaction
- Lazarus and Folkman’s book introducing primary and secondary appraisal
- Graham Jones’ summary paper on athletes’ interpretations of anxiety
- Fletcher and colleagues’ chapter outlining a meta-model of transactional stress