Perceiving the world as a zero-sum game can intensify the level of stress associated with current life situation, and may condition adaptation of some coping strategies that are used by the people who are in stressful situation and have such understanding of the surrounding environment. In addition, perceived stress and coping strategies may explain people's belief that life is a zero-sum game. The purpose of this article is the attempt to answer the question whether there is a relationship between belief in life as a zero-sum game, perceived stress and the use of specific coping strategies. It also aims at checking whether perceived stress and coping strategies are predictors for belief in life as a zero-sum game.
May 24, 2021