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Measuring Stress in Humans A Practical Guide for the Field

ISBN-10: 0521844797

ISBN-13: 9780521844796

Edition: 2006

Authors: Gillian H. Ice, Gary D. James, C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor, R. A. Foley, Nina Jablonski

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This text presents state-of-the-art non-invasive methods of measuring the biological responses to psychosocial stress in humans, in non-laboratory settings. It is a practical guide for developing and conducting psychophysiological stress research in human biology.
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Book details

List price: $196.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/21/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 284
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Foreword
General Principles
Conducting a field study of stress: general principles
Measuring Stress Responses
Cultural fimensions of the dtress process: measurement issues in fieldwork
Measuring the emotional and behavioral response to stressors
Measuring hormonal variation in the sympathetic adrenal medullary system: Catecholamines
Measuring hormonal variation in the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis (HPA): Cortisol Tessa Pollard and Gillian H. Ice
Measuring physiological changes in the cardiovascular system: ambulatory blood pressure
Measuring immunological markers
Practical Issues in Studying Stress
Special populations
Study design and data analysis
Ethics in human subjects research
Epilogue: summary and future directions