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Stress A Brief History

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ISBN-10: 1405107456

ISBN-13: 9781405107457

Edition: 2004

Authors: Cary L. Cooper, Philip J. Dewe

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Stress: A Brief History is a lively, accessible, and detailed examination of the origins of the field of stress research. First concise, accessible, academically grounded book on the origins of the concept of stress. Explores different theories and models of stress such as the psychosomatic approach, homeostasis, and general adaptation syndrome. Discusses the work and intriguing contributions of key researchers in the field such as Walter Cannon, Hans Selye, Harold Wolff, and Richard Lazarus. Explains the origins of key concepts in stress such as stressful life events, the coronary-prone personality, and appraisals and coping. Culminates in a discussion of what makes a good…    
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Book details

List price: $35.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/7/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Acknowledgments
From Early Beginnings to the Twentieth Century
Introduction
Hooke's Law and the Engineering Analogy
The Eighteenth Century and Beyond
Summary: Themes from the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
The Twentieth Century: The Early Years
Introduction
The Emergence of the School of Functionalism
Fatigue and Mental Hygiene
Psychosomatic Medicine and the Contribution of Walter Cannon
Hans Selye
The Work of Harold Wolff
Summary
The Twentieth Century: From the 1950s to Richard Lazarus
Introduction: Stress in the 1950s and 1960s
Stressful Life Events
The Social Readjustment Scale
Daily Hassles and Uplifts and the Debate that Followed
The Debate: Critical Life Events versus Hassles and Uplifts
Personality and Type A Behavior Patterns
Towards the Study of Individual Differences
A Return to the 1950s and 1960s and a Change in Focus
The History of Stress in Sweden
The Origins of Organizational Psychology
Summary
The Work of Richard Lazarus
Introduction
The Beginnings
The Berkeley Stress and Coping Project
A Historical Look at Appraisal
The Nature of Appraisals and the Debate that Followed
Lazarus and the Process View of Coping
Ways of Coping Questionnaire
Lazarus and Emotions
Summary
Work Stress and Occupational Health Psychology
Introduction
Work Stress
Role Conflict, Role Ambiguity, and the Search for Causes of Work Stress
Beyond Role Conflict, Ambiguity, and Overload
Early Research Frameworks and Identifying Strains
Towards and Integrated Model of Work Stress
Work Stress and Coping
From Coping to the Self-Help Years to Stress Management
Occupational Health Psychology
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Summary
What do We Mean by Stress: From the Past to the Future
Introduction
What Do We Mean By Stress?
From the Past to the Future
How Does History Add to Our Understanding of Stress
Searching for the Organizing Concept of the Future
Distinguishing between Description and Meaning
Why Study Stress? Fulfilling Our Moral Responsibility
Summary
References
Index