Copology is defined as the study of human beings their functioning and the system and process for coping with life events and the associated stress. This model was developed from the clinical, teaching and research experiences of Dr. Eugene Hughley Jr. The term Copology was coined by him to identify this perspective.
Copology consists of a seven step wrap-around process containing six natural coping factors, twenty-one coping factor components, and a final evaluative outcome step. Moreover, a coping factor X is involved to promote the unknown and built-in eclecticism.
Copology has two primary objectives: (1) to assist consumers in identifying, understanding, and carrying out the functions of natural coping factors to manage change in themselves, others and the environment; and (2) to teach consumers the pragmatic process of carrying out the functions of natural coping factors in managing life events and related stress independently. This promotes self-sufficiency while fostering a sense of self-recognition and empowerment.