Boyd was just informed that he has cancer. he begins thinking through the treatment options available to him. he also considers how much time he will have to take from work, how that may impact his finances, and whether he'll be able to afford his house. in addition, he begins thinking of who will be able to care for him once the treatments begin. according to lazarus, the thoughts that went through boyd's mind represent
A Secondary Appraisal
According to Lazarus, primary assessment is a cognitive process through which individuals check the risk involved in a given stress situation. In the secondary assessment people analyze what resources are available and options for dealing with the problem. Boyd's thoughts represent the secondary assessment because he is reflecting on how he will deal with cancer and solve all the problems that cancer will cause.