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coping mechanism

Spanish translation: mecanismo de enfrentamiento

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English term or phrase:coping mechanism
Spanish translation:mecanismo de enfrentamiento
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16:21 Aug 25, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: coping mechanism
This term is used within this context:

"Adults rely on coping mechanisms that help them deal with ramifications of such abuse."
Issa Jackie Miller
mecanismos de enfrentamiento
Explanation:
"enfrentamiento" has a more proactive connotation than "defensa". On the other hand, every "mecanismo de defensa" (such as repression) excepting sublimation is pathological in nature. Conversely, "enfrentamiento" might be quite healthy a reaction.
...your choice, depending on the context.
(I'm a psychologist)
Hélène
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Hélène Lévesque
Local time: 21:49
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Gracias por tu ayuda.
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Summary of answers provided
na +3comment
Patricia Lutteral
na +3mecanismo de defensa
xxxtrans4u
namecanismo(s) de supervivencia
xxxOso
namecanismos de enfrentamiento
Hélène Lévesque


  

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5 mins peer agreement (net): +3
mecanismo de defensa


Explanation:
tras un aborto recurren a la represión como mecanismo de defensa [ as a coping mechanism
], puede darse un largo período de negación antes de que una mujer ...
http://personal5.iddeo.es/magolmo/secuelas2.htm

Hope this helps.

xxxtrans4u
PRO pts in pair: 387

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agree  xxxxxxleliadour
1 min
  -> Thnx. So kind of you.

agree  Ivan Sanchez
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agree  mónica alfonso
24 mins
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1 hr
mecanismos de enfrentamiento


Explanation:
"enfrentamiento" has a more proactive connotation than "defensa". On the other hand, every "mecanismo de defensa" (such as repression) excepting sublimation is pathological in nature. Conversely, "enfrentamiento" might be quite healthy a reaction.
...your choice, depending on the context.
(I'm a psychologist)
Hélène

Hélène Lévesque
Local time: 21:49
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 12
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Gracias por tu ayuda.
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +3
comment


Explanation:
I think that "mecanismos de defensa" does not convey the actual meaning of "coping mechanisms" in this text; denial is a defense mechanism that may prevent you from suffering, but it doesn't help to deal with traumatic experiences. An abused person can "cope" with the abuse when they accept it happened, it hurt them, it was not their fault, and they are able to go on, to overcome it in some way. Maybe in Spanish we need two words, like "aceptación y superación", or something in that line, to convey the actual meaning of "coping"

Del mismo modo, los mecanismos de defensa utilizados por la víctima para reducir o evitar el recuerdo y sufrimiento, asociado a los actos abusivos vivenciados, le llevan a reducir su contacto con el mundo exterior. Este estado corresponde a la "anestesia psíquica y emocional", descrita en el DSM IV, o a conductas evitativas como la reticencia a salir, detención de los juegos espontáneos y la pérdida de interés por actividades que antes eran gratificantes para la víctima
http://slaq.prw.net/abusos/consecuencias.htm

Hope it helps, regards,

Patricia

Patricia Lutteral
Argentina
Local time: 00:49
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 1564

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Andrea Bullrich: Me gusta superación
4 hrs

agree  xxxOso: :^)
20 hrs

agree  boni: Creo que mecanismo de superación es perfecto. :)
1 day 15 hrs
  -> Gracias a todos! :-)
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22 hrs
mecanismo(s) de supervivencia


Explanation:
Siguiendo la idea de Patricia, este es el término que yo usaría en este caso, pues encierra mejor el significado de lo que se quiere transmitir con "coping mechanisms". Además es un término ampliamente usado. Una búsqueda en Google arrojó más de 13,000 resultados.

Un ejemplo:

"Este artículo da a conocer los resultados de investigaciones en redes sociales de familias pertenecientes a sectores en desventaja socioeconómica de la ciudad de Barranquilla (Colombia). Se describe la red social como un mecanismo de supervivencia utilizado por las comunidades en desventaja socioeconómica."

Suerte y saludos de Oso :^)


    Reference: http://www.psy.utexas.edu/psy/RLP/Vol.29No.1Sp.html#Redes%20...
xxxOso
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